DOC DAY

A SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Tuesday, April 12

Explore the joys and challenges that youth face around the world in this collection of award-winning documentaries from Egypt, the Netherlands, Canada and Australia. Meet an undocumented child, a twelve-year-old animal rights activist, and imagine what it’s like to see auras. This is real life at its best!

Themes: hard work, human and animal rights, humour, companionship, and being true to oneself.

Recommended for grade 4-7

This program screens as part of REEL FOCUS for elementary schools.

 

A Story About Luke Wallace

Luke Wallace writes music to inspire Canadians to become more engaged in conversations involving the future of energy in Canada.

length: 
3min
screens: 
Sun, 04/10/2016 - 15:30
Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:00
Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:45

Zoe

Zoe is an animal rights activist who is passionate about chickens. Can a twelve-year-old make a difference?

length: 
3min
screens: 
Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:00
Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:45

Human Lights

This is the biographical story of how the young filmmaker Emma Mills discovered she had synesthesia, a neurological condition that lets her see auras of colour around people and things.

 

length: 
4min
screens: 
Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:00
Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:45

Fei Fei: Hide and Seek

Feifei is an 8-year-old Chinese boy, born in the Netherlands, who officially doesn’t exist; he and his mother are undocumented residents. His friend Mees thinks it is totally weird that Feifei doesn’t have a passport. Feifei himself also doesn’t understand a thing about all this paperwork, but he hopes that a special children’s regulation will give him the papers he needs to start a normal life.

In Dutch with English sutitles.

length: 
17min
screens: 
Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:00
Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:45

Egyptian Sons

This documentary juxtaposes the daily lives of two preteen boys in Egypt. Abdallah is a single child from Cairo living with his mother; Islam is from a village oasis living with his large family.

In Farsi with English subtitles

length: 
30min
screens: 
Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:00
Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:45
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