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Rights From the Heart (Ages 5-8)

Rights From the Heart (Ages 5-8)

This playlist was inspired by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, an historic international event which took place in 1990 to commemorate the Convention coming into effect. These films are meant to make children aware of the rights they have, and that the adults caring for them must ensure the law is respected.

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Films in This Playlist Include
1, 2, 3, Coco
T.V. Tango
The Orange
Door to Door
A Family for Maria
To See the World

  • 1, 2, 3, Coco
    1991|3 min

    An animated film for five- to eight-year-olds on children's right to receive an education. A teacher gives extra, individualized help to a student who is having difficulty with arithmetic and helps her find fun in numbers.

  • Papa
    1992|4 min

    An animated film for five- to eight-year-olds on children's right to live with their parents. It tells the story of a child who gently but persistently tries to attract the attention of her father who is wrapped up in his work.

  • T.V. Tango
    1992|3 min

    Four children who have picked up all sorts of annoying behavior from watching television decide instead to create their own games. This animated film for five- to eight-year-olds is intended to awaken children's critical sense regarding the media messages aimed at them. (Film without words).

  • The Orange
    1992|4 min

    In this animated film for five- to eight-year-olds, a group of schoolchildren are amazed to discover that one of their classmates does not have enough to eat. With the help of their teacher, the children come to understand that his hardship affects them all and that the fight against poverty requires solidarity and sharing. Film without words.

  • Door to Door
    1992|4 min

    An animated film for five-to eight-year-olds that presents the familiar situation of big kids bullying little ones in the schoolyard. This time, however, the little kids refuse to accept it and their constructive efforts in their own defence prove that might does not necessarily mean right. Film without words.

  • A Family for Maria
    1992|5 min

    An animated film for five- to eight-year-olds about international adoption and the difficulty of adapting to a new environment. The film also gives a glimpse into the problems of abandoned children in developing countries. In A Family for Maria/Une famille pour Maria, love triumphs over the insecurity of a little Latin American girl who finds a new family in North America.

  • To See the World
    1992|9 min

    A kindly old man sends his grandson off to see the world. From the window of the train, the child discovers the problems plaguing this planet and imagines solutions to promote the happiness of children everywhere. A synthesis of Volume 1 of the Rights from the Heart/Droits au c÷ur collection, this animated film for five- to eight-year-olds puts the issue of children's rights in an international context.