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LITTLE FLOWER ARTIST MOVIE, THE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 5-12
5 minutes
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LITTLE FLOWER ARTIST MOVIE, THE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
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What a delightful short film. Hats off to the creator, Florida Bell Griffin whose talent as both a story teller and a filmmaker bring a message of kindness and hope in this animated piece. As a gardener myself, I particularly resonate with the storyline and love the presentation by a young African American girl. I wholeheartedly recommend this for our KIDS FIRST! Film Festival partners and give it 4 out of 5 stars. I recommend it for ages 5 to 12. Reviewed by Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror.
2D, hand-drawn, animated short film inspired by the children's book, "Where Little Flower Got Her Power," A Little Flower Novelette by Florita Bell Griffin, Ph.D. The ten-year-old protagonist, Little Flower, is an artist who loves painting flowers. Her big imagination gives her an artistic super power that can bring whatever she paints to life. After her personified flowers are painted into existence, they talk to her. Little Flower credits her flower knowledge to reading the book, "The Language of Flowers," given to her by her mother. The movie storyline is developed around the meaning of three of her favorite flowers, which are associated with memorable incidents that impacted her life. Little Flower exchanges greetings with the Black Poplar, Mugwort, and Almond Flowers, whose names, according to the book mean courage, happiness and hope. During the Black Poplar (Courage) conversation, Little Flower shares a story of the time her good intentioned actions landed her in big trouble. According to Little Flower, her new friend Sol was bullied at school because of her physical disability. Little Flower stood up for her friend by throwing the bully's book bag in the dumpster. Of course, the adults did not approve and she got in trouble. In the movie, she reflects on how she could have handled the situation differently. The movie ends with the phrase, "she has the power to rule her own world."
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