Saturday, March 7 – 5:30pm
This imaginative collection of international films is meant to inspire the youngest generation to protect the planet and take good care of all the fabulous creatures who call it home. You’ll also meet brave kids who learn to fight, if necessary, in order to do what’s right for the earth.
** Content advisory: “Trophy Hunter” deals with hunting, and shows a boy pretending to be a big game hunter. In “Too Much Rain,” a girl’s beloved dog disappears during a flood, but she finds him later. “Carpe Diem” explores a child’s choice to be a vegetarian. **
Short Films in this Program:
Summer of the Ice Age
(Kiyomi Aoyagi, Japan, animation, 2 min, nonverbal) North American premiere!
A child gazes deep into a frosty drink and sees an ancient world come to life.
(Mathieu Guimond, Canada, animation, 2017, 3 min, nonverbal)
As the night begins to fall away, a wolf is on the move.
(Miran Miošić, Croatia, animation, 2018, 9 min, nonverbal)
Little White Crow is often laughed at and bullied because she’s the only one of her kind in her flock. But when her bullies are threatened, she helps them find a better place to live.
(Bela Bulgakova, Germany, animation, 2019, 10 min, nonverbal) Seattle premiere!
Two calves look for their mother, finding many other beautiful animals along the way.
(Sean Burns, USA, animation, 2019, 3:40 min, nonverbal)
A little boy with a BB gun fantasizes about being a big game hunter.
Too Much Rain
(John M Cernak, USA, animation, 2018, 8:10 min, English)
Rain is beautiful, but when it rains too much, a little girl must navigate waters of sorrow and still maintain hope.
(Rachel Portová, United Kingdom, animation, 3 min, nonverbal)
When a little girl becomes best friends with a carp who is destined to be her Christmas dinner, she must choose between tradition and her newfound friendship.
Saving Mr. Green
(Shivani Monga, India, live-action, 23 min, English)
Ten-year-old Piyall considers the tree in front of her house to be her best friend, and she calls him Mr. Green. But when she discovers the tree is about to be cut down, she jumps into action to prove how much she will fight for what is right.