FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

COMPARE AND CONTRAST (School Shorts Program)

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SCHOOL PROGRAM - Groups of 12+ tickets CLICK HERE for Group Reservation Form

Stories, fables, and lore have been passed down for centuries. Some even argue storytelling is inherent to human nature. In this collection of short films, we analyze and learn how words can make a difference.

What happens when a beloved book is turned into a film? Or animating a folk tale? An oral history story? What stays in, what gets left out, or what is entirely new? The treasures in this collection are ready to explore. In one film, Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him -- words that connect, transform, and empower. Here is a celebration of finding your own words and the impact you can have when you share them with the world. A peacock prince seeks self-knowledge and adventure and the reward is richer than he ever imagined.

Shorts Program Duration: 70 minutes

Themes: Language arts: Based on Books (adaptation); oral history, fairy tale, myth, poetry (rhymed verse); vocabulary; love of reading habits.

Language: This program is presented in English, Persian (Farsi), Kukama-Kukamiria, and French with English subtitles

Geoblocking Notice: This program is only available in the Chicagoland area.


Synopsis: A long time ago, before there were rivers in the Amazon rainforest, a Kukama God stood poised in his canoe, holding aloft his bow and arrows. Peruvian artists created more than 2,000 paintings to bring this ancient legend to life. In a world that puts a price tag on nature, this animation takes viewers inside the magic of the Amazon region, reminding us of our sacred connection to water. Narrated in Kukama, an endangered language.

Program Type: School Program and Public Program – Groups of 12+ tickets CLICK HERE for Group Reservation Form 

Geoblocking Notice: This film is only available in the Chicagoland area.

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  • Runtime
    4 minutes
  • Language
    Kukama-Kukamiria with English subtitles
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  • Premiere
  • Director
    Miguel Araoz Cartagena