As different as their respective living conditions might be, the children of the world share one experience: the daily trip to school. Be it Iceland, Africa or Asia – it's a global ritual, albeit one that differs radically from place to place. The award-winning documentary "Nicht ohne uns!" ("Not Without Us!") follows sixteen children from fifteen countries and five continents, whose everyday life is significantly structured by this routine. They travel by foot or train, on skis or on a donkey. Their way leads them over mountains, through dangerous neighborhoods or empty deserts. Some children live in wealthy Western countries, others grow up in impoverished regions of Africa or the Middle East. During their trips, they speak about themselves, their home and families and their worries and dreams. Much to the credit of Sigrid Klausmann's film, it does not leave out harsh and unsettling aspects, yet still the optimism and inspiring outlook of the young protagonists prevail. The result is a multi-facetted, intriguing and deeply moving look at childhood.