January 25, Sunday at 3:30pm
February 7, Saturday at 3pm
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This all-animated collection of folk tales, fairy tales and fables from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America will take you to places deep inside the heart of the human experience, and delve into mysteries beyond comprehension. If you like tales that stand tall, this is the program for you!
On the Origin of the Earth
(Joanna Polak and Daria Kopiec, Poland, 2014, 2:29 min) In Polish with English subtitles.
This film, made in a workshop with elders, children and animators, recounts a creation legend from the Polish village of Krasnogruda near the Lithuanian border.
Wolf Dog Tales
(Bernadine Santisteven, USA, 2012, 6:40 min) In English.
An ancient story that tells us what animals teach us about respecting life.
Hansel + Gretel
(Soyeon Kim, USA, 2014, 3:30 min) In English.
A new version of the old story, served with a twist!
(Katherine Clark, USA, 2014, 6:01 min) In English.
Reinterpreted from Henry Longfellow's "Song of Hiawatha," this is the story of a boy who learns from his grandmother to have faith and trust in universal love.
(Olanrewaju Oluwafemi and Rashidat Ayoola Oluwafemi, Nigeria, 2013, 5 min) In English.
A young boy triumphs over his peers in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, while keeping his integrity intact.
The Magic Time
(Kine Aune, Norway, 2013, 9:16 min) Nonverbal.
Adapted from Sami legends, this is the story of a reindeer-calf and his journey to become a grown white buck.
(Hannes Rall, Germany/Singapore, 2014, 8:35 min) In English.
A poor yet smart trickster triumphs over the cruel king, in this adaptation of an Indonesian legend, told in the style of Southeast Asian shadow puppetry.
Tears of Inge
(Alisi Telengut, Canada, 2013, 4:21 min) In Mongolian with English subtitles.
A nomadic Mongolian elder tells a story about the profound relationship between humans and animals.
The Secret of the Tree
(Moeen Samadi, Iran, 2013, 4:19 min) Nonverbal.
A king dreams of a tree that gives people eternal life, and he decides to go look for it.
About a Man and His Devil Partner
(Joanna Polak and Daria Kopiec, Poland, 2014, 3:37 min) In Polish with English subtitles.
A tale, told in chalkboard animation, about the original battle between good and evil.
Jorinde and Joringel
(Rebecca Akoun, France/Austria, 2014, 12 min) In French with English subtitles.
During a casual trip in the forest, a young couple goes astray and gets dangerously close to a witch's castle.
For ages 8+.
Notes to parents: This program is suggested for ages 8+ largely because several films are subtitled. There are also a few mildly scary moments in a few of the films, as the heroes and heroines of the stories battle goblins, witches, bullies and the like.
Wolf Dog Tales: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVZ_riJRYmc
The Magic Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_CpHJ0lsO0
Tears of Inge: https://vimeo.com/73821912
Si Lunchai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3hK5lrhgAA
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122