WHO/WHAT: The highly anticipated UH Manoa “KIDS FIRST! Film Festival” enters its 11th summer, with 40 live-action and animated films from 13 countries for children and youth from 4 to 15+ years of age.

WHEN/WHERE: Sundays, July 9, 23 and 30. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.; program starts at 3 p.m., with door prizes followed by the films. Free parking is available on campus. Follow the balloons to the Art Building Auditorium. For complete information, call Outreach College at 956-9883 or visit www.summer.hawaii.edu/kidsfirst.

July 9: “Nurture Nature” for ages 4-12, 81 minutes.

The Machine • Love Song of the Drone • The Hole • My Haggan Dream • Water Path for a Fish • Ami • Barnyard Aces • Hey Deer! • Plastic is Forever • Papa Underwater • Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon.

July 23: “Be True to You!” for ages 5-12, 90 minutes.

Only One You • The Trumpeteer • Lost in Spring • Welcome to the Neighborhood • Dear Henri • The Something • Kuu Kuu Harajuku: Music, Baby! • Kojo: A Short Documentary • Monster Doctor •
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July 30: 15th anniversary of “Whale Rider” for ages 10 and older, 105 minutes.

“Whale Rider,” directed by Nikki Caro, is considered one of the best coming-of-age films of all times. A 12-year-old Maori girl dares to dream of becoming the chief of her people, a role traditionally reserved for males.


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