Shorts Block 11: For the Tadpoles


The Roxy Theater Screen 1 Sat, Apr 21, 2018 11:00 AM
Film Info
Series:IWFF Shorts Blocks
Run Time:51 min


Shorts Block 11: For the Tadpoles
A fantastic selection of short films perfect for our younger attendees!

Spiny Forest of Madagascar
3 minutes, Directed by Dustin Trayer, US
Rich with diversity, Madagascar’s spiny forest is home to ancient trees and highly specialized flora and fauna. From lemurs to chameleons, this habitat is teeming with life. Join us on an adventure to Africa’s island paradise and learn more about the plants and animals that call the spiny forest their home.

The Path Back
5 minutes, Directed by Neil Losin, US

For thousands of years, the buffalo or plains bison (Bison bison) sustained the many native tribes that inhabited the Great Plains region of North America. But when Europeans arrived in the area, they nearly exterminated the buffalo and an indigenous way of life. In recent years, however, the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Montana's Fort Peck Reservation have joined with other tribal groups throughout the region to bring buffalo back to their ancestral lands and into their lives.

Gudrun the Viking Princess
6 minutes, Directed by Nigel Pope, UK
Gudrun is an adventurous and inquisitive young Viking girl on a quest to learn all she can about the wild animals that live beyond her village. With the mountains, forests, and the cold northern seas for a classroom, she has the best guide and mentor of all - her father, the kindly King Sigurd.

Growing Farmers
11 minutes, Directed by Taylor Redman, US
This film was made by Maui students ages 12-18 at the Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club in partnership with the Hawai?i Farmers Union United's Farm Apprentice Mentoring program and the Malamalama Maui project. It explores the need to grow new local farmers in Maui's post-sugarcane era and looks at some of the regenerative agriculture projects already underway on former sugarcane lands.

The Realm of the Little Owl
26 minutes, Directed by Robert Henno, Belgium
The population of the little owl has been decreased by hedge clearance, the replacement of old pollard willows with metal poles, the destruction of ancient orchards, and intensive use of pesticides and chemical fertilisers. The film is an invitation to discover this delightful bird of prey evolving in her habitat, as well as the fauna which populates her "realm."