Pono is pleased to announce that We the Children, a documentary about children’s thoughts and feelings on politics, will screen at multiple film festivals.
This film captures Pono students’ concerns about the 2016 election results and their ensuing political journey. Filmmakers Jamal Joseph and Mike DeCaro follow the children, ages 7 to 11, as they study constitutional law, engage in activism, and get involved in New York City’s Harlem community. The subjects of We the Children ultimately challenge the general perception of children’s limited role in politics and encourage viewers to consider children’s political voice.
The Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film & Screenplay Festival will screen We the Children at LA LIVE Regal Cinemas, located at 1000 W. Olympic Boulevard, in downtown Los Angeles, on May 2, 2019, at 7:00pm.
The NYC Independent Film Festival will screen We the Children at the Producers Club, 358 W. 44th Street, New York City 10036, on May 11, 2019, at 8:00pm. Purchase tickets here.
The i.P.A.S. Film Festival will screen We the Children in Greece in Spring 2019. This festival showcases independent short films with political themes. For more information, please visit www.ipasfilmfestival.com.
The New York Short Film Festival screened We the Children at Cinema Village in Greenwich Village, 22 E. 12th Street, New York City 10003, on November 3, 2018, at 6:30pm.
We the Children screened at YoFiFest on November 6, 2018, at 6:00pm. YoFiFest is an annual film festival held in Yonkers, New York. The 2018 festival showed more than 150 independent movies. We the Children screened at the Digital Media Art Center (DMAC), located at 28 Wells Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701. For more information, please visit www.yofifest.com and follow @yofifest on social media. Share We the Children’s screening at YoFiFest and tag #yofifest and #yofifest2018.
On November 14, 2018, at 6:00pm, We the Children screened as part of the New Filmmakers Documentary Program. New Filmmakers began in 1998 and is New York’s longest running screening series. The documentary was shown at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street), New York City 10003. For more information, please visit www.newfilmmakers.com and anthologyfilmarchives.org.
We the Children screened online as part of the Kids First! Film Festival.
On December 7, 2018, at 9:30 pm, We the Children screened as part of the special short screening series during the opening night of the JAYU's Human Rights Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. The documentary was shown at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. For more information, please visit www.hrff.ca/shorts-screening-series.
In addition, we are honored that We the Children has received a Gold Winner 2018 online award from the International Independent Film Awards.