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Dreaming of a Better World
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Dreaming of a Better World
DREAMING OF A BETTER WORLD (run time: 74 min) For ages 10+

This program of thought-provoking films will make young activists want to go out and change the world. These films feature brave young people who persevere against all odds and clarify the social context for their struggles. Youll meet a boy who dreams of being the Robin Hood of Senegal, an American girl who protests the racist policies that have imprisoned her brother, and a young Syrian refugee who just misses his mom and dad.

Yaadikoone watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/yaadikoone/179755340?autoplay=1
US premiere
(Marc Picavez, Senegal/France, live action, 2016, 22 min) Wolof with English subtitles.
In his quest to fix the roof of his house, a boy learns of a famous 50s bandit remembered as the Senegalese Robin Hood.

Drawing for Better Dreams
(May Odeh and Dia' Azzeh, Palestine, animated, 2015, 4:18 min) No dialogue.
This film uses real drawings from Palestinian children to demonstrate the human right of young people to dream.

North American premiere
(Afsun M. Nezhad, Germany/Iran, live action, 2016, 10 min) Farsi with English subtitles.
This Afghan undocumented immigrant just wants to be a regular kid but is put into an urgent situation where he has to protect his brother.

I, Destini
Seattle Premiere
(Nicholas Pilarski and Destini Riley, USA, animated, 2016, 14 min) English.
A young Black Lives Matter activist in North Carolina reflects on the imprisonment of her brother. The film is a collaboration between high school student Destini Riley and a documentary filmmaker.

A Year Without My Parents  watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j0NEr1mTg0
West Coast premiere
(Els van Driel, The Netherlands, live action, 2015, 24 min) Dutch, Arabic and English, with English subtitles.
When Tareq flees Syria, he leaves his family behind. In this emotionally involving documentary, he adjusts to his new life in the Netherlands and wonders about his choice.

Notes to parents: All of the films touch on serious subject matter, including war, poverty, and bigotry.


Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States




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