Family Venue Films – 1pm – 2:30 pm Lower SID

Family Films 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Lower SID

Theme: Trees & Forests

One Forest in the World

6 min.
A film by Fox & Bee Studio

Young members of the Cumberland community share how the Cumberland Community Forest is a part of their lives and why they value this forest.  Through the eyes of eight lively kids, we gain insight into how the UN Sustainable Goal #15 is being met on Canada’s West Coast.

Up Close: Mushrooms

3 min.
A film by Fox and Bee Studio

Let’s get down and dirty and take a trip through the miniature world of mushrooms on the forest floor!

I Will Be a Hummingbird

2 min.
A Film by Bill Benenson & Gene Rosow

When confronted with adversity, you can either stand aside or do the best you can. Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai stood up to seemingly insurmountable challenges all her life. Like the hummingbird in this story, she never gave up. Her spirit lives on in the millions of trees she helped plant.

Plant for the Planet

6 min.
Young Voices for the Planet
Filmmaker: Lynne Cherry

As a 9-year-old boy, Felix Finkbeiner, founded Plant for the Planet Foundation. Felix and the foundation have helped plant more than 15 billion trees around the world to help sequester carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Felix continues to work for climate justice.

First Snow in the Woods

30 min.
Sisbro Studios

In a pumpkin patch surrounded by fall colours, a worried scarecrow watches the animals prepare for winter. A mouse moves into his straw-filled heart and tells him a story to help him prepare for the season. This heartwarming tale is filled with stunning wildlife footage and original music.

Jungle Boogie

3 min.

Sometimes Bears have an itch they just need to scratch! These ‘dancing bears’ are really gettin’ down to some funky music.

Peck Pocketed

2.5 min.
Filmmaker: Kevin Herron

This animated film is about a bird desiring a luxury home, He seizes the opportunity one day when an elderly lady falls asleep at the park.

Save Tomorrow

8 min.
Filmmaker: Lynne Cherry

Inspired by films of young activists, three 9-year-old girls realize that they might be able to make a difference, too. These youth in Lexington, Massachusetts team up together to change a town law (with unanimous support!) to allow solar panels on public buildings. Then they turn their passion towards protecting the local forest habitat.