Tired of your offspring always being glued to “non-nutritious” viewing material of the Disney or YouTube channel kind?
Take them down to the Benaki, where they have just launched a classy new bundle of family-geared, award-winning films and documentaries, KinderDocs, designed to broaden their horizons. Kid’s movies with substance basically.
KinderDocs is a new initiative of films and events aimed at children and teenagers, as well as their friends, teachers, parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts. They will discover the magic of documentaries, and explore new communication methods, inspired by stories we all care about on today’s hot topics, as well as having fun. Each film is a story on teenage life, friendship, family, education, creativity, art, music, dance, psychology, family relationships, multiculturalism, migration and the environment.
KinderDocs is a new channel for communication and exchange between young people and adults through activities inspired by the art of storytelling and documentary filmmaking. Each screening is followed by a discussion with distinguished guests. Lasting between 60 and 90 minutes, screenings and events take place on weekdays for schools and on weekends for the public.
All KinderDocs are screened in their original language and are subtitled in Greek. (See individual screenings for original language.) Each KinderDocs screening includes two films for one entrance ticket (except screenings on 01/03, 05/03 and 18/03/2017, which include one feature-length film each).
Here are two of the English Language movies from the line-up:
Thirteen-year-old Ciera from Oklahoma lives every day for her great dream: to stand on the stage in legendary Nashville one day and wow the audience with her own songs. Her family, too, are doing everything to help. Will Ciera make it through the casting?
JUST A GIRL YOU KNOW
Thirteen-year-old Maria has got her own YouTube channel, where she meets new people. She sees some of them as her friends, although she’s never met them. We accompany her when she goes to meet her online friends in person for the first time at a YouTube gathering. Is Maria losing herself in the digital world or will she find her own voice?
Check out the full programme HERE:
KinderDocs tickets are available for €3 at the Benaki Museum Pireos Street Annexe, 138 Pireos St, on Tuesday & Sunday 10:00-18:00, Friday & Saturday 10:00-22:00, until April 5. Tel: 210.345. 3111 or visit www.benaki.gr
Insider Weekly, February 15, 2017.