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Great Lessons for Kids at Film Festival

Can you imagine all kids having to work to pay for their schooling and support themselves? A free upcoming film and activities may change your children’s attitudes.

 

Come on, be honest—are your kids spoiled? Do you worry about them lacking empathy? The UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) 2012 International Documentary Film Festival will show two films in Palo Alto this Sunday that could change the outlook of elementary school-aged children to whom much is given.

The film Journey of a Red Fridge follows seventeen-year-old Hari Rai as the Nepalese teen works as a porter in the Himalayas, literally hauling goods on his back from village to village. Watch as he carries an old Coca-Cola fridge that needs repair. Hari’s determination and cheerful attitude will be a great starting point for conversations with your kids about privilege and self-reliance.

A Day in the Water Life uses engaging motion graphics to follow an average guy through an average day, highlighting how much water, both virtual and direct, we use every day.

Following the films, enjoy music, food and games inspired by the films.

Both films are free, with admission sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto. The short films will be shown at the Aquarius Theatre, 430 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, 94301. The Water film starts at 1:15 p.m. followed by the Red Fridge film at 1:30 p.m.

The Woods Institute, the Center for Asian American Studies and 3rd I  South Asian Film Festival will co-present the films. TICKET INFORMATION

The mission of UNAFF is to promote social change through education.

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Rick Eymer October 18, 2012 at 06:36 PM
These sound like a must see, and they are free to boot.

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