The Museum is delighted to present 'Childrens Film Festival' featuring exciting Canadian animated stories about children and their freedom, rights and values. Join us for these fun and educational monthly film screenings!
1. Christopher Changes His Name by Cilia Sawadogo | 2006 | 6 mins
This animated short for children tells the story of Christopher, a little boy who didn't want to be called Christopher anymore. Such a common name! When Aunty Gail from Trinidad tells him a story about a Tiger, Christopher changes his name to Tiger. But then he finds a better name. When he has trouble cashing a birthday cheque, he realizesmaybe he should stick with his original name... or maybe not?
2. The Chinese Violin by Joe Chang | 2002 | 8 min
In this animated short, a young girl and her father move from China to Canada, bringing only their Chinese violin along for the journey. As they face the challenge of starting fresh in a new place, the music of the violin connects them to the life they left behind and guides the girl towards a musical future.
3. Roses Sing on New Snow by Yuan Zhang | 2002 | 7 mins
In this animated short, Maylin cooks mouth-watering meals at her father's restaurant in Chinatown, but her father and brothers take all the credit. When a dignitary from China visits and tastes one her dishes, Maylin finally earns recognition.
4. The Friends of Kwan Ming by Christine Amber Tang | 2002 | 7 mins
This animated short tells the story of Kwan Ming, a man who left China to live and work in the New World. Once at destination, Kwan Ming and three traveling companions look for work but find nothing. When opportunities finally arise, Kwan Ming lets his friends have the best jobs and takes a lowly position as helper to a mean storeowner. But his generosity pays off when his friends help him with a very difficult task.
5. Christopher, Please Clean Up Your Room! by Vincent Gauthier | 2001 | 7 mins
This animated short features 2 neighbouring gophers with very un-neighbourly appetites for anger and revenge. By sundown, they have destroyed everything... even their homes. Will they be able to put the pieces back together?
Recommended age group: 5 years & above
Museum Entry fee applicable.