Saturday 28th June 11am
Presenting a selection of the very best environmental short films for children, curated by The Greater Hartford Children’s Latino Film Festival. Native American tales and fables about connections to mother earth especially made for children.
Included as part of the session will be bilingual stories produced by students from Marrickville West Public School.
“Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message”
Chief Jake Swamp | 1997 | U.S | Weston Woods | 8.4min
Known as the Thanksgiving Address, this Native American good morning message is based on the belief that the natural world is a precious and rare gift – from the moon and the stars to the tiniest blade of grass. Narrated by Chief Jake Swamp in English and in the Mohawk language. Music by Ernest V. Troost.
Gabriela Yepes | Peru | 2008 | 19 min.
Nina is a 10-year-old girl whose life dramatically changes when her father, a Master Scissor Dancer, asks her to fulfill her last wish.
Leonardo Cadaval | Brazil | 2007 | 9.03min
A boy out hunting comes across a monolith similar to the one in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Soon after this apparition, he starts having strange encounters with shocking noises and images from the modern industrial world outside the forest. He narrowly escapes these encounters and returns home to his father. Great computer-generated animation brilliantly portrays the culture clash with humor and pathos.
Joaquin Baldwin | U.S | 2007 | 2.30min
Papiroflexia (Spanish for “Origami”) is the animated tale of Fred, a skillful paper folder who could shape the world with his hands.
“The Scarecrow Girl”
Cassio Pereira dos Santos | Brazil | 2008 | 12.07min
Luzia and her family live on a farm in the Brazilian countryside. When her brother begins attending school, Luzia want to join him, but is told by her father that she isn’t allowed because she is a girl. Luzia is determined to find a way to learn how to read, even if it involves a little trick.
This Session is Free!
Drinks and traditional food available.
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