The BAMkids Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music will screen four short films from the Netherlands: The Ordinary; Luce and the Rock; Julian & The Turtles in the Plastic Soup; and the Dentist episode of SWOP) in its annual children’s arts festival.
Find the schedule and tickets here.
Julieta & Turtles in Plastic Soup, directed by Mirjam Marks
The wonderful world of the ocean feels like home to 14-year-old Julieta, but the amount of plastic pollution makes her extremely mad. Staying positive and believing that you can create a better world is a difficult task.
The Ordinary, directed by Rutger van de Wiel
The rainforest is an unimaginably wonderful place. Leaving it the way it has been for thousands of years means saving biodiversity and ourselves in the process.
Luce and the Rock, directed by Britt Raes
The quiet life on a small island ends when a monstrous rock separates itself from the mountain. Only Luce finds the courage to accompany the monster home. With geometric shapes and clear colors, this animation tells of finding a home and feeling at home.
The Dentist episode of SWOP, Dir. Job, Joris & Marieke
Sef doesn’t want to go to the dentist so he tricks Wesley into swapping heads with him. Wesley has no choice but to go through with Sef’s dental treatment. Fortunately, the pain is soothed by the present he gets from Sef’s parents as consolation.