National Museum of the American Indian Children’s Programming. Introduce your toddlers to the history of the American Indian and some of their wonderful children’s programming. It’s a great destination to explore with little one’s. FiDi Families are invited to join them for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations.
The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada
Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets.
The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada
One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river.
Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States
Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon.
Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia.
An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation.
How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke. Canada.
Twelve year old Tish is captivated by her grandmother’s story in this animated work that brings metaphor and magic to life.
Date: Tuesday, March 11th
Time: 10:30a – 11:30a
Cost: Entry to the film series and Smithsonian Museum is free
Location: One Bowling Green (northeast corner of Battery Park)
FiDi Families Insiders: Spend the afternoon exploring Battery Park, following the museum visit.
For additional information, please visit: http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/