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Have Book, Will Travel

SIU College of Mass Communication & Media Arts, SIU Global Media Research Center, and WSIU Public Broadcasting are proud to bring award-winning Prix Jeunesse International children's television programs to southern Illinois libraries this summer! 

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Film Times, Locations, and Descriptions (Please Scroll).

Category 7 – 11 Fiction:

 

THE BORDER            Image from the film The Border                        

July 12 from 1:00-2:30 P.M., Marion Carnegie Library.  Contact Linda Johnson at 618-993-5935.

July 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Herrin City Library.  Contact Irena Just at 618-942-6109.

First National Channel KTR, Kyrgizia

Duration: 25 min

Special Target Group: 7-11

Director: Asankojo Aytikeev

Producer: Aibek Jangaziev

Borders – artificial barriers created by humans to separate not only ground but also people. The worst thing about it: Children learn from adults and copy them, even their strange behavior.

The two brothers Samat and Kanat compete with each other at the same beach selling left-over of cakes. The elder brother Samat, following the example of adults, draws a line in the sand, in order to mark his territory and, thus, to keep his little brother at arm’s length. Both boys like the same girl, Alia, who came to visit the town Issyk-Kul. Samat wants to impress Alia by showing her the “Island of gulls”. However, he feels bothered by his little brother in his attempts of winning her affection. Consequently, Samat comes up with various kinds of barriers, just to get rid of his little brother. 


ENCYCLOPEDIA      Image from the film Encyclopedia

July 24 from 2:00-3:00 P.M., DuQuoin Public Library.  Contact Kristina Benson at 618-542-5054.

Okna Productions, Brazil

Duration: 14 min

Specific Target Group: 10

Director: Bruno Gularte Barreto

Producer: Okna Productions 

Alex is a shy, skinny boy with thick glasses. He realizes the world through the entries that form the volumes of an encyclopedia. But he is going to discover that not even all the words of an encyclopedia can decipher a 10-year-old girl. Just as he knows Amanda, he learns that love gives us the courage to make things that were unimaginable before. 


PICTURE THIS        Image from the film Picture This

July 12 from 1:00-2:30 P.M., Marion Carnegie Library.  Contact Linda Johnson at 618-993-5935.

July 24 from 2:00-3:00 P.M., DuQuoin Public Library.  Contact Kristina Benson at 618-542-5054.

August 7 from 12:30-2:00 P.M., Bryan-Bennett Library in Salem.  Contact Kim Keller at 618-548-3006, Ext. 2.

South Africa Broadcasting Corporation, South Africa

15’

Specific age of target audience: 8 - 12

Director: Monique Garden

Producer: Mindpool Films 

A young girl Gile suddenly finds herself in an unknown town where she has to get to know her father for the first time. This proves to be difficult in a middle-of-nowhere town where the community is struggling to make ends meet. But Gile‘s imagination will not let this dire situation get her down - she secretly starts painting the town using her father‘s equipment. The paintings are not welcome at first, but when tourists start flocking the town and improving the town‘s mon­ey-making prospects, they‘re grateful to the mystery artist - who doesn‘t remain a mystery for long!


HERO                 Image from the film Hero

July 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Herrin City Library.  Contact Irena Just at 618-942-6109.

July 27 from 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M., Benton Public Library.  Contact Erin Steinsultz at 618-438-7511.

Mongolian National Public Radio and Television (MNB), Mongolia

16’

Specific age of target audience: 7-10 years

Director: Ariunjargal Luvsantseren

Producer: Ariunjargal Luvsantseren

This drama tells a story about a little boy, who is so excited of having a little baby brother on the way. The Mongolians have a unique nomadic lifestyle which is visibly portrayed in the drama. The family of the boy is moving to a new place to live when his mother suddenly goes into labour and gives birth to their twin daughters. The boy's dream to have a baby brother to play with is shattered...


THE STORY OF A LETTER      Image from the film The Sory of A Letter

June 27 from 1:30-3:00 P.M., C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library in Mt. Vernon.  Contact Sharon Yearwood at 618-242-6322.

July 11 from 2:00-3:00 P.M., West Frankfort Public Library.  Contact Pam Sevenski at 618-932-3313.

August 7 from 12:30-2:00 P.M., Bryan-Bennett Library in Salem.  Contact Kim Keller at 618-548-3006, Ext. 2.

China Central Television, China

15’

Specific age of target audience: 9 years

Director: Wang Dafei

Producer: Li Lei

Zhong Yiang is a fourth grader in a primary school in a small mountain town. He is full of curiosity and imagination about his father’s job as a postman. Once driven by curiosity, he tore up a letter by incident. On a trip to deliver letters to a village in a valley with his father, he met the addressee, a little country girl, of the letter he broke and hid. Gradually, he knows about the story of her family behind the letter and understands how anxiously the girl is expecting the letter. Out of his sense of guilt, he tries all means to repair the broken envelope and sends it to the girl by himself in the swiftest manner. In the process of making up for his own fault, he achieves emotional and mental growth, which is also the focus of this film.


RATHTHI (THE COW)   Image from the film Raththi

July 5 from 1:00-3:00 P.M., Eldorado Memorial Public Library.  Contact Miriam Richardson at 618-273-7922.

Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, Sri Lanka

18’

Specific age of target audience: 7 - 11

Director and Producer: Pathmasiri Fernando

Sirimal and Sepali are friends who live in the same village and study in the same school. Sirimal goes to Sepali’s house to know why she has been absent from school for days. Since Sepali’s father is very ill, her mother had to find a job and Sepali stayed at home to take care of her father.

Due to their poor income they borrow money from the village vendor. Since they couldn’t pay the money back, the vendor takes Raththi the cow instead of money. Raththi is the pet of Sepali, Sirimal and their friends. They try hard to take the cow back. The boy who thinks it is his responsibility to help the girl who is his friend finally wins the battle. 


GENJI            Image from the film Genji

July 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Herrin City Library.  Contact Irena Just at 618-942-6109.

KRO Youth, The Netherlands

14’

Specific age of target audience: 6-9 years

Director: Diederik van Rooijen

Producers: Jan-Willem Bult und Hans de Weers         

Bo is a little eight year old Chinese girl. She is hooked on reading and befriends with tall blind girl Lot. Both girls are bullied by nasty boy Vincent. Bo wants to help Lot, but she doesn’t know how since she’s frightened of Vincent. But when Bo learns Aikido she overcomes not only her own fear but also Vincent in a fight.

 


CHICK CHICK    Image from the film Chick Chick

June 27 from 1:30-3:00 P.M., C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library in Mt. Vernon.  Contact Sharon Yearwood at 618-242-6322.

July 12 from 1:00-2:30 P.M., Marion Carnegie Library.  Contact Linda Johnson at 618-993-5935.

July 27 from 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M., Benton Public Library.  Contact Erin Steinsultz at 618-438-7511.

Keny Television Network, Kenya

7’

Specific age of target audience: 6 - 13

Director and Producer: Evelyn Kangethe 

Jeff is a shy boy who is often harassed by the other children in his class, particularly a boy nickname ‘Crazy Bones’. Only Tasha tries to get others to leave him alone. One morning on his way to school Jeff finds a baby chick by the roadside and decides to take care of it. When he gets to school Jeff hides the chick in a box in an unoccupied art room. Gradually, through the day, he lets Tasha into his secret – only to be overheard by ‘Crazy Bone’. As Jeff and Tasha enjoy the chick, they are discovered by their teacher, coming into the art room with the rest of the pupils in his class. When Jeff is told to get rid of the chick, he pleads for the life of the defenceless, homeless creature, winning over not just his classmates but the teacher as well.


Category 7 – 11 Non-Fiction:

ONCE I DREAMT…    Image from the film Once I Dreamt

July 5 from 1:00-3:00 P.M., Eldorado Memorial Public Library.  Contact Miriam Richardson at 618-273-7922.

July 10 from 5:30-6:30 P.M., Metropolis Public Library.  Contact Amanda Walker at 618-524-4312.

Once TV Mexico

7’

Director: Alfredo Villa, Gildardo Santoyo

Producer: Esteban Madrazo

Children spend nearly a third of their life dreaming, so when asked to relieve their favorite dream or their worst nightmare, we are taken through amazing jurneys filled with adventures, fantastic creatures and monsters, all of which materialize the children’s understanding of their worlds, their beliefs, their hopes and their innermost fears. Once I dreamt… is a series of interviews with children where they retell stories of their dream worlds.


MY DREAM BIKE   Image from the film My Dream Bike

July 10 from 5:30-6:30 P.M., Metropolis Public Library.  Contact Amanda Walker at 618-524-4312.

July 11 from 2:00-3:00 P.M., West Frankfort Public Library.  Contact Pam Sevenski at 618-932-3313.

August 7 from 12:30-2:00 P.M., Bryan-Bennett Library in Salem.  Contact Kim Keller at 618-548-3006, Ext. 2.

TRT Istanbul TV, Turkey

15’

Specific age of target audience: 10

Director: Serda Yalin

Producer: Serda Yalin 

Abdullah is 11 years old. He lives with his parents and his 11 siblings in Hasan­keyf, a very historical and touristic town in East Turkey. Abdullah has a dream. He wants to have his own bike. He knows his parents can’t afford to buy one for him. How can he get his dream bike? Abdullah wants to earn his own money. He takes up the initiative and makes up his mind: He wants to become a tourist guide. Step by step he thinks he is coming closer to his dream bike, but things are turning out to be different than he expected. It is a really hot summer. No tourists are visiting the town. He waits with patience. Can he realize his dream?


Category Up to 6 Fiction:

STELLA AND SAM      Image from the film Stella and Sam

July 2 from 10:00-11:00 A.M., West Frankfory Public Library.  Contact Pam Sevenski at 618-932-3313.

July 11 from 10:00-11:00 A.M., C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library in Mt. Vernon.  Contact Sharon Yearwood at 618-242-6322.

July 18 from 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M., Herrin City Library.  Contact Irena Just at 618-942-6109.

Radical Sheep Productions Inc., Canada

Specific Target Group: 2-6

Director: Dave Merritt, Ray Jafelice

Producer: John Leitch, Michelle Melanson, Jain Dickson 

Based on the award-winning best-selling book series by Marie-Louise Gay.

Independent, brave, and adventurous, Stella has something to say about everything the best kind of big sister…especially when your name is Sam and you’re eager to explore the world and learn all that it has to offer! When Stella explains things to her little brother, what she says can be plausible or preposterous. And whatever it is she says, you can be certain that it will make you smile.


 

NEIGHBORS    Image from the film Neighbors

July 11 from 10:00-11:00 A.M., C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library in Mt. Vernon.  Contact Sharon Yearwood at 618-242-6322.

July 17 from 10:30-11:30 A.M., Sallie Logan Public Library in Murphysboro.  

July 27 from 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M., Benton Public Library.  Contact Erin Steinsultz at 618-438-7511.

NHK, Japan

6’

Director: Masaki Buma

Producer: Hitoshi Furukawa

“Neighbors” is a whimsical animated tale of a group of animal characters who all live in a wibbly-wobbly apartment building, each enjoying life in their own way. They bother each other; they help each other; they argue; and sometimes they just want to be alone. But whatever happens, they all do their best to get along: And that’s the message: that we should all make an effort to get along with people of every kind, always being inclusive. The original drawings for “Neighbors” were made by Japanese artist Minako Higashi, who has succeeded in creating a unique way of looking at the world despite having Down syndrome. Children who watch “Neighbors” are invited to send drawings of characters they would like to be included. Since the first broadcast in April this year, children around Japan have sent more than 50 drawings every day.


WAFFLE HEART    Image from the film Waffle Heart

July 27 from 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M., Benton Public Library.  Contact Erin Steinsultz at 618-438-7511.

NRK, Norway

Duration: 20 min

Specific Target Group: 3-6

Director: Atle Knudsen

Producer: Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Cathrine Simonsen 

Trille and Lena live on a small and remote island. In their local area they are the only children of their age. Trille wants to be Lena's best friend, but Lena thinks it's enough to be good neighbors.

In this episode Lena invites the boys in her class to her birthday party to find out who would be the best candidate as Trille's best friend. Unfortunately, Lena becomes ill and none of the guests turn up at the party, as they are afraid to catch whatever she's got. Everyone, except Trille.


3rd AND BIRD!: MEET ELLIOT!    Image from the film 3rd and Bird!: Meet Elliot

July 18 from 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M., Herrin City Library.  Contact Irena Just at 618-942-6109.

July 24 from 1:00-2:00 P.M., DuQuoin Public Library.  Contact Kristina Benson at 618-542-5045.

Little Airplane Productions, New York

10’

Specific age of target audience: 2 - 6

Director: Jennifer Oxley

Producer: Josh Selig 

“3rd & Bird!” is a new, animated preschool series about a community of birds who live, learn and play in the branches of a beautiful old tree. The vibrant com­munity of “3rd & Bird!” is always alive with songs, dances and endless whistling!

As Samuel Lovebird and friends participate in community activities they develop social skills that are integral to the functioning of a healthy community. Along the way they learn important life lessons about diversity, tolerance and perse­verance.

Samuel and Rudy invite little Muffin along for a picnic with their friend, El­liot. But when they arrive, Muffin is shocked to find out that Elliot isn‘t a bird like she is... he‘s a worm! Muffin thinks she and Elliot are too differ­ent to be friends. It‘s up to Samuel to teach his little sister that different is good.


Category Up to 6 Non-Fiction:

  

GRUBZ UP!                          Image from the film Grubz Up!

July 5 from 1:00-3:00 P.M., Eldorado Memorial Public Library.  Contact Miriam Richardson at 618-273-7922.

July 24 from 1:00-2:00 P.M., DuQuoin Public Library.  Contact Kristina Benson at 618-542-5045.

Raidió Teilifís Èireann (RTE), Ireland

Duration: 6 min

Specific Target Group: 4-6

Director: Deborah Spillane

Producer: Deborah Spillane

Children enjoy activities which involve a bit of mess and getting mucky.

Set in an allotment GRUBZ UP! features groups of young children who present the programme while having fun growing fruit and vegetables themselves. Each programme focuses on a specific plant or plants and how to grow and care for it. From this it moves into the cookery section which uses the plants in the daily recipe which is then put though a vigorous taste test by the group.

Whether hunting for rhubarb to make a delicious messy desserts or tackling how to keep goats happy so they produce good cheese the approach of the programme is holistic. It does through fun and play provide a basis for children to experiment and develop skills in both gardening and cookery.

GRUBZ UP! actively shows and encourages children how to grow, prepare and eat healthy home made food.


WHAT’S YOUR NEWS   Image from the film What's Your News

July 18 from 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M., Herrin City Library.  Contact Irena Just at 618-942-6109.

TT Animation, United Kingdom

22’

Specific age of target audience: 4 - 7

Directors: Chris Dicker / Jocelyn Stevenson

Producers: Jocelyn Stevenson / Chris Dicker / Jon Burton 

“What’s Your News?” is a show for children where the news is their news. Hosted by Grant the Ant and Antony the Anteater (who thinks he’s an ant), featuring ant reporters talking to children about their news! “WYN” helps children make the home-to-world transition feeling connected and respected. The series celebrates a child’s experience of just being a child while introducing children to the vo­cabulary and style if the new format. Today’s news is that Millie Mazzone is going to play the piano with both hands! The news anchor, Grant and Antony, despatch Gi Ant, the What’s Your News? roving correspond-Ant, to the scene.


PONDS OF MIRROR   Image from the film Ponds of Mirror

July 17 from 10:30-11:30 A.M., Sallie Logan Public Library in Murphysboro.

Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting - IRIB, Iran

10'

Director: Reza Shahmoradi

Producer: Hamid Alidoosti

Contact: Fatemeh Shariatifard

Shariatifard@irib.com

While playing soccer a boy gets thirsty. But there is no water in the house. When he wants to feed his goldfish, the fish bowl falls down and breaks into pieces. The boy desperately tries to save his fish.