KIDS FIRST! / IN THE LOOP Film Festival

RACE RELATIONS IN A DIVERSIFYING NATION

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Available September 23, 2021 9:00 PM UTC
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11 films + livestream in package
BLACK LIVES MATTER (SONG)
This catchy tune encourages inclusivity amongst kids and teaches them to stand up against discrimination based on the color of one's skin.
BREATHE
One young man’s journey to find inner peace days after George Floyd’s televised murder. Be witness to this spoken word visual testimony about the power of the human spirit, and the unapologetic resilience of our youth.
LAST WORDS
On his way to school on a snowy day, Billy is rehearsing his speech on rampage shootings. "Help me” were his Last Words.
HUMAN RACE ISM
A teenager stationed on Mars with his family gets a lesson in racism
LOVE IS LOVE
Encouraging inclusion and acceptance, this catchy song shows children how colorful and different families can be.
THE TRUTH OF BEAUTY
This is a film about the diverse nature of beauty and learning to accept yourself.
CLOTHED MINDS
This documentary addresses how dress code policies negatively impacts black girls in DC public and charter schools.
NOISE
Demarco is hearing voices. He’s stalled at the crossroad of a major decision in his life. He’s forced to look himself in the face and be his own encouragement.
THE CATCHER
The Catcher is a cinematic youth to youth mirror showing how young people view homelessness and their peers.
75° WEST
Civilization has fallen after a prolonged pandemic. Two brothers wander through a post-pandemic world, trying to survive as they travel across the US countryside. They journey toward 75° West, surviving as best they can on what they can find as they try to avoid human dangers along the way.
JOE BUFFALO
Joe Buffalo is an Indigenous skateboard legend. He’s also a survivor of Canada’s notorious Indian Residential School system.
Discussion of Race Relations in Today's World
Race Relations Discussion
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Panelists include a group of directors, writers, and film subjects from films in this group.

This catchy tune by Hopster Studios encourages inclusivity amongst kids and teaches them to stand up against discrimination based on the color of one's skin.


Juror;s comments: I loved this two and a half minute short because of its upbeat and inspirational song, the colorful animation and the message of love.


The dancing kids of many colors follow the lyrics, sharing grief and sadness when they are treated unfairly and joyful and empowerment when they are treated with respect and love. The animation is a montage of hands, arms, faces of many colors and scenarios showing appropriate and inappropriate behaviors.


The message to everyone is: use your voice to let people know that you will stand up for all people of this world regardless of the color of their skin. Black Lives Matter! And bystanders need to remember to stick up for other people that are being bullied because of their color.


I give Black Lives Matters 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 3 to18, plus adults. Reviewed by Nancy K.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    2l44
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Director
    Omar Vigueras
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
    Ellen Solberg
  • Animator
    Omar Vigueras, Javier Rendon Borja
  • Production Design
    Dean Jackson
  • Composer
    Phil Evans
  • Music
    Phil Evans