Childhood seems more a nightmare than a playground: 180 million children work throughout the world; war has massacred 2 million, wounded 6 million and orphaned 1 million over the last five years; 100 million will never go to school and over half a billion live on less than a dollar a day. In societies where sexism, violence and discrimination are tolerated, what happens to these boys once they're grown? Are the cruelty and injustice experienced by so many today the breeding grounds of tomorrow's killers? In Boys, Toys and the Big Blue Marble abused and exploited youngsters all over the world speak about their lives and their amusements. This tough documentary told from the boys' viewpoint is an appraisal of childhoods destroyed by slavery, criminality, war, sexual exploitation and human stupidity.