FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN LEGACIES (Shorts Program)

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


The young people in this collection carry on legacies of leadership.


The young people in this collection carry on legacies of leadership. In one achingly beautiful short, we recognize those we look up to, and how the smallest interactions can play a huge part in our lives. The final film follows a hockey-loving hero as he uncovers the buried history of how Black athletes helped pioneer modern hockey and that his passion is tied to a remarkable heritage.


Shorts Program Duration: 60 minutes


Ages: 15+


Themes: African American legacies, current events, history, personal stories.


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


Content Advisory: This program contains Coarse Language and Mature Themes.


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

THE ICE BREAKERS (Short Film)


Synopsis: Josh Crooks is a young, gifted African-Canadian hockey player in an overwhelmingly white sport. In this intimate story of inter-generational identity, "Ice Breakers" reveals the buried history of how Black athletes helped pioneer modern hockey. Crooks discovers that his passion is tied to a remarkable heritage.


Program Type: Public Program - Groups of 12+ tickets CLICK HERE for Group Reservation Form


Content Advisory: This film contains Coarse Language.


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

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    16 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Canada
  • Premiere
    Chicago
  • Director
    Sandi Rankaduwa