FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

STEM: SPACES & PLACES (School Shorts Program)

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This collection of films covers a lot of ground and time, exploring new places and breaking boundaries.

The characters in this series of shorts look to explore new places. In one short, we explore the story of four female African American mathematicians at NASA. How did these extraordinary, ground-breaking women succeed in a highly challenging environment? Based on the book and narrated by Octavia Spencer. In another short, a city boy has an unexpectedly magical encounter with planet Earth at a museum, and takes this experience outdoors for a brand-new perspective. Based on Oliver Jeffers' book and narrated by Meryl Streep

Shorts Program Duration: 65 minutes

Themes: earth and space science, physical science; global warming and human impact.

Language: This program is presented in English and Nonverbal.

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


Synopsis: When a friendly harbor giant finds he can't keep pace with the town's rapid industrialization, how can he safeguard against harmful progress?

Program Type: School 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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    Matthew Walton