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Anina

 

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Uruguay/Colombia (80 mins, dir. Alfredo Soderguit)

"Lively, witty, and full of heart ... destined to become a classic." – Indiewire

Anina Yasay Salas has a big problem: her name. It reads the same forwards and backwards, and the other kids at school tease her for having a palindrome for a name. When Anina gets into a fight with fellow outsider Yisel, both girls are given an envelope containing their punishment, which they aren't allowed to open for seven days. Unable to look at her own, Anina decides to steal Yisel's – although she might not like what she discovers.

Beautifully animated and filled to the brim with humour and empathy, Anina is the debut feature from Uruguayan animator Alfredo Soderguit. Uruguay's submission for the 2014 Best Foreign Film Oscar, Anina is a warm, whip-smart film that speaks to both children and adults.

GENRE: Animation/drama

KEY THEMES: Bullying, friendship, different types of discipline, empathy for others, resilience, personal responsibility

SUITABLE YEAR LEVELS: Upper primary +

LANGUAGE: Spanish with English subtitles

KEY CURRICULUM LINKS: Languages (Spanish), Civics and Citizenship, Interpersonal Development

KEY EDUCATION OUTCOMES:

  • Learning to take responsibility for ones own actions.
  • Recognising how some words and actions can hurt others.
  • Being aware that some people are not as fortunate as others.
  • Recognising that discipline is more effective when focused on imparting a life lesson rather than delivering punishment.

School Screenings

Monday 4 August, 1.30pm at ACMI Cinemas

Wednesday 6 August, 11am at ACMI Cinemas

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