FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival


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This collection of German short films captures how children witness and learn the nation's history.

Whether German or of German heritage, the characters in this series of shorts come to know how German history has formed their present identities. In one film, while on a visit to her grandmother's house, a girl makes a discovery about her past. As she time travels to a parallel historic place, can she make an impactful connection? In another short taking place in East Germany, we witness Frida's small birthday celebration going woefully awry as she learns her parents are participants in a resistance movement.

Shorts Program Duration: 64 minutes

Themes: German history (WWII; German Jewish history; East Germany before Unification)

Language: This program is presented in English and German with English subtitles.

Content Advisory: This program contains Mature Themes.

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

THE GERMANS (Short Film)

Synopsis: When a London boy is taking shelter underground during the Blitz of World War II, he looks for explanations and self-comfort.

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.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    7 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    North American
  • Director
    Melanie Carolin Wigger
  • Producer
    YK Animation