Family Films 2015
Saturday 1:00 pm-2:30 pm Lower Sid Williams Theatre (Downstairs)
Sponsored by Grunberg Patterson Counselling and Psychological Services
This animated short is about a Kenyan boy who goes on a quest to save the life of his sick grandfather. In his search for healers in a mysterious village, he encounters a strange lion caught in a trap. Upon being freed, the lion gratefully takes the boy on an adventure.
Being Kind – 5 min.
Throw your hearts in the air with this beautiful video. Musicians Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod take us around the world to see small acts of kindness. When we let kindness flow, we can imagine a good future for the world .
Were you ever not kind to someone? How did it feel afterwards? Can somebody change to become kind? Based on a children’s book by the same title, this film shows how one child’s heart opened first to regret, and then to change, with the help of a powerful lesson and a wise teacher.
Being Santa – 4 min.
Even in February, we still have the Christmas spirit! This short, inspiring film shows that you don’t have to live at the North Pole or drive reindeer to be a Santa to someone; you only have to share.
Caine’s Arcade – 11 min.
Caine has a lot of time to kill at his dad’s store. The only things to play with are cardboard boxes. Using his great imagination, he creates something really special, a cardboard arcade. Caine’s inspiration brings many smiles.
Making somebody smile and laugh is a wonderful kindness! The Red Nose Society brings laughter to children in hospitals around the world.
Unsung Hero – 4 min.
Why be kind? The answer might surprise you.
This animated short tells the story of a young boy who finds an injured snow goose and nurses it back to health. Kindness isn’t just for people. Animals need us to be kind too.
This music video shines the light on all the small things that make up the beautiful fabric of our lives.
The song is inspired by the 21-Day Gratitude Challenge when thousands of participants from many countries learned that “gratefulness” is a habit that can be cultivated.