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Planet Wise
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Planet Wise
Sunday, Jan 28 @ 5:30pm
Sunday, Feb 4 @ 11:30am

(66 min)
Ages 8+

Animator William Jarcho (Not One of Us) and Julio Benito Cabrera (Youth Challenge in attendance!

Its up to us all to save our home, Planet Earth. Meet a reptile who has decided to go vegetarian, clay creatures who learn the hard way not to build walls, and some space explorers from the future, forced to live on Mars. Youll also see a film that might change your mind about blowing up balloons for your next birthday party, and see a short history of the world, with an ending youll want to make sure doesnt happen! There is also a moving story about a boy from Nicaragua, who loves all plants, except sugarcane, because working in the sugarcane fields has made his father sick. The film concludes with a film from Puerto Rico, reminding us all that kindness is needed to truly save our world.

A Reptile Repents
(Rosie duPont, US, live action, 2017, 3 min, English) World Premiere!
Bruce the Alligator, a rocking reptile, sings a rock ballad about the virtues of vegetarianism.

Not One of Us
(William Jarcho, US, animated, 2017, 9 min, Gibberish) Seattle premiere!
A child-like fable about the walls that get built in the name of greed, violence, and xenophobia.

My Life on Mars
(Nolwenn Roberts, France, animated, 2017, 5 min, English) West Coast premiere!
Phil was born and raised on Mars, but his description of life on Mars can teach us important things about the way we live down on Earth

When Balloons Fly
(Jilli Rose, Australia, animation, 2017, 4 min, English) North American Premiere!
When you let a balloon free into the sky, its gone in a moment but the effect it has on the seabirds who come across it may last a lifetime.

Big Booom
(Marat Narimanov, Russia, animation, 2016, 4 min, nonverbal) Seattle premiere!
In just four minutes, this eco-friendly claymation tells the entire history of our planet with humor, action, and tragedy.

(Walter Santucci, US, animation, 2017, 3 min, nonverbal) World premiere!
Even in the hecticness and smog of the city, beauty and life can flourish.

(Dato Kiknavelidze, Georgia, animation, 2017, 13 min, nonverbal) West Coast premiere!
A grumpy, reclusive toad  who lives in the center of a little pond, must learn to get along with frogs, turtles, and happy water bugs when humans begin to encroach on their watery home.
Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbhEDOR5jos

Juan and the Cloud
(Giovanni Maccelli, Spain, animation, 2014, 15 min, nonverbal) Seattle premiere!
Juan is a child who doesnt have any friends. La Nube is a cloud who doesnt have any cloud friends. They find each other and become friends.
Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L36QWdHpjUM

Jesser and the Sugarcane
(Godelieve Eijsink, Netherlands, live action, 2017, 15 min, Spanish with English subtitles) Seattle premiere!
Working in the sugarcane fields is the only job available for most people in Jessers community. Jesser and friends, however, aspire to more and have bigger plans for the future.
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/203348040

Youth Challenge
(Julio Benito Cabrera, Puerto Rico, live action, 2017,  4 min, nonverbal with some Spanish intertitles) World premiere!
This film from Puerto Rico reminds all youth to look up from their phones, to see if there is a person near them who needs help. Every act of kindness makes the world a better place.
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/228553801


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




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