Mijndert watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/138467131
(Janneke Swinkels and Tim Frijsinger, Netherlands, animated, 2015, 5:08 min) No dialogue.
Mijndert is a young man from the South of the Netherlands who is about to begin his first working day in the mines.
First Snow watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml4b5RHfOAM
West Coast premiere
(Lenka Ivaníková, Czech Republic, animated, 2015, 13:34 min). No dialogue
First snow is a fairy tale about the curious little Hedgehog who gets lost in snowy woods, and must head out for a dangerous adventure to find his home.
Of Shadows and Wings watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/149134662
(Elice Meng and Eleonora Marinoni, France/Switzerland, animated, 2015, 12:55 min) French with English subtitles.
In the midst of a group of birds, the Moann feels her body changing. Friend and nihilist, Ciobeck tries to protect her, but how can one survive in a barren land, populated by imprisoned-minded people?
Chika, the Dog in the GhettoWest Coast premiere
(Sandra Schießl, Germany, animated, 2016, 16:20 min) German with English subtitles.Chika the dog and a five-year-old boy Mikasch are the heroes of this story which is set in a Jewish ghetto of an unnamed Polish city.
Notes From A Small Japanese Town Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/Bx-11MGViyM
(Magnus Fredriksson, Sweden, animated, 2015, 4 min) No dialogue.
Come along and experience a hot summer day in the small Japanese town Misato, north of Tokyo.
The Story of the Fox Who Lost His Mind
West Coast premiere
(Christian Asmussen and Matthias Bruhn, Germany, animated, 2015, 11:10 min) German with English subtitles.
A poetic animated film about growing old and the communal life of generations.
(Guillaume Blanchet, France, animated, 2015, 4:02 min) French song with no subtitles.
Millions leave from many places, fleeing danger and conflict. Most of the time, they risk their lives. Their dreams are often shattered, but they keep on trying. We are all made of hope.
What a Bear Dreams About
(Ruslan Sinkevich, Belarus, animated, 2015, 6:30 min) Belarusian with English subtitles.
A touching story about the people who tried to wake up the sleeping bear. He stole the sun and delayed the arrival of the spring.
Notes to parents: Some of the themes explored in this program might be uncomfortable or difficult for some young children. These themes include dementia in The Story of the Fox that Lost His Mind and anti-semitism in Chika, the Dog in the Ghetto (Nazis, guns). It should also be noted that First Snow includes a scene where an eagle kills a fox.
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