FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

INDIGENOUS VOICES (Shorts Program)

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Short films that tell the stories of indigenous people from Australia to America and around the globe.


Whether an oral history is passed down, a living history is carried on by youngsters, or truths are confronted and dealt with every day, the characters in this collection of short films have stories that must be heard. In one exciting adventure, with their country under threat from a huge dust cloud and the mysterious Takers that lurk within, a small group of Indigenous kids in Australia have to make their way to the Thalu, a place of great power. In the last film, being Native American is to be challenged, to be strong and to be resilient. It is not to be silenced, but to be heard for those who have lost their ability to speak. Join this dynamic activist as she shares her family and community's journey to retain the sacred rituals and values of their culture.


Shorts Program Duration: 68 minutes


Themes: Exploring heritage of indigenous peoples' culture, language, religion, community.


Language: This program is presented in English, Kukuma-Kukamiria, Olelo Niihau, and Ngarluma with English subtitles.


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

THALU (Short Film)


Synopsis: With their country under threat from a huge dust cloud and the mysterious Takers that lurk within, a small group of Indigenous kids have to make their way to the Thalu, a place of great power, in order to stop the cloud before it destroys everything in its path.


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
    2020
  • Runtime
    28 minutes
  • Language
    English, Ngarluma
  • Country
    Australia
  • Premiere
    North American
  • Director
    Tyson Mowarin, Hunter Page-Lochard
  • Producer
    Robyn Marais