Celebrate traditions as these characters explore their heritage in ten short films from Mexico and the United States for grades 3-5.
All films are official selections from the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, and program includes an introduction and post-screening discussion led by one of our trained media educators. Curriculum aligned with the Common Core is also provided to teachers prior to the day of screening.
To schedule a screening at Facets or at your school contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 281-9075 ext. 3009.
Grades 3-5 (Ages 9-11)
90-minute program includes media education
Ciscalo Ciscalo Diablo Danzon
Feet, Why Do I Need Them?
Once I Dreamt
Cabrito and Chewy
Day of the Dead
Footballers: “My Sister’s 15th Birthday”
Celebrate Mexican traditions as characters from this collection of extraordinary films explore their cultural heritage. In an inventive child-produced animated short film, ponder poetic questions with Frida Kahlo’s personal journal. In another film, Rita Moreno reveals a town’s annual loving preparations to honor ancestors. What is it like to be a recent immigrant, a math whiz at school - but to struggle with cultural bias? Then, in an other film, Pepe doesn’t understand the big fuss his family makes with his sister’s upcoming Quinceañera - until he realizes the part he gets to play in the celebration, representing the family as her chambelan. Honor heritage and culture with these shorts from Mexico and the US!