Family Film Sunday: Cultural Animation Film Festival Program 2

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Family Film Sunday: Cultural Animation Film Festival Program 2


Sunday May 21 11:10 AM
Sunday May 21 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre

About the Film:

Part of the Cultural Animation Film Festival 2017

The second program brings together short animated films from Aztec, Tuvaluan, Nigerian, Chamoru, Mexican, and Hawaiian cultures.

Join us before and after each film with a meet and greet from local comic book artists and cultural content publishers.

Total runtime: 83 min.

Free admission

68 Voices: When a Tongue Dies - Náhuatl
Directed by Gabriela Badillo. 2 min. Náhuatl
A story of in the Uto-Aztecan language of the Náhuatl about language preservation. Every tongue in the world encompass an entire universe inside, and when they die a vision is lost, and so are the doors and windows to different world views and cosmogonies. 

Tales from Nanumea: Te Lima
Directed by George Siosi Samuels. 2 min. Tuvaluan.
Te Lima tells the story of an ancient Nanumean (Tuvaluan) power that is unique to only a select few families. However, over time, its power has been both elusive and mystical. 

Bino and Fino: Mighty Walls of Benin
Directed by Adamu Waziri. 11 min. Nigerian.
Bino and Fino learn about the mighty walls of the Benin Kingdom that is now located in Nigeria. The walls of Benin rivaled the Great Wall of China in length but very few know about them. 

Kottura Innovations AR Demo
Created by Ken and Angela Paulino. 5 min. Chamoru.
Kottura Innovations shares their unique vision with interactive augmented reality Chamoru books from the island of Guam. 

Dia de Los Muertos
Directed and animated by Ashley Graham, Kate Reynolds, and Lindsey St. Pierre. 4 min. Mexican.
A beautifully heartfelt, short film about a little girl who visits the land of the dead, where she learns the true meaning of the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos. Brought to you by The CG Bros. 

Pa‘a Ke Aupuni: The Reel History of Hawai‘i
Directed by Cynthia Y. H. Derosier. 60 min. Hawaiian.
Pa‘a Ke Aupuni is a 60-minute hand-drawn, animated film that zooms in on key facts explaining how the Hawaiian Kingdom came to be, how it evolved to stand firmly on the international world stage as a sovereign nation, and how the United States came to claim Hawai‘i. 

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