Doc Day

A SHORT FILM PROGRAM

Tuesday, April 12 | 10:00 AM & 11:45 AM | ROUNDHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTRE

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, being true to oneself.

Recommended for grades 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.

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

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.

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.

 

Zoe

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