Please note, due to unforeseen circumstances, this program may change.
- Option B 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm on Monday, January 13 at Showplace
- Option C 9:45 am - 11:45 am on Tuesday, January 14 at Showplace
A Dress for Anushka
When her father decides to marry his girlfriend, Anuschka could not be happier: she gets to be a bridesmaid and wear a new dress. Anticipating the big day, Anuschka draws pictures of the perfect wedding (brought to life through animation). But because her family is very poor, she has to accept that they may not be able to afford the big celebration they all dream of.
Alternative modes of learning are revealed through the story of seven-year-old Amelia, a gifted artist whose struggles with dyslexia open up new ways to express her ideas.
In a Heartbeat
Illustrating that actions can be stronger than words, this dialogue-free film follows a sad young girl through a single day of school. As she drifts from home to class to recess, this powerful film shows students the power of standing up for your beliefs, even if you yourself aren’t being bullied.
That Which Once Was
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In the year 2032, New York City is full of “environmental refugees” from nations buried by rising ocean waters.
Vincente, an eight-year-old Caribbean boy orphaned by the floods, wants nothing more than to forget the past – but when he meets a local ice carver, he begins to realize how memory can help rebuild for the future.
In order to gain the attention of his father and brothers, twelve-year-old Charlie straps on his ice skates and gets a helping hand from an unexpected source.
Through Ellen’s Ears
Aware of the challenges society presents for a deaf person, eleven-year-old Ellen wants to attend a hearing school to prepare herself for a future in the hearing world. Undeterred by the doubts of her parents, teachers and peers, Ellen sets out to prove she can succeed. But as she confronts prejudice, she learns that determination alone may not be enough.