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UKI

What to know: Speaks to anyone living in these times of COVID-19 pandemic.
UKI is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 5-18
3 minutes
VIDEO
LUCIANA ABAD
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Uki is so sweet and heartwarming that it almost made me cry. It's a story that speaks to anyone living in these times and that even adults will hear, relate to and understand. The main character is fascinating, relatable and honest, and exposes some truths about life that everyone should hear.

The storyline is about a young girl reflecting on quarantine, COVID and life itself.

I like the story. I especially like the way the little girl isn't aware exactly what COVID is, so she describes it as a monster, making it seem sinister and scary. I also like the way the story takes an optimistic look at adversity and portrays an arduous time through innocence.

The cinematography is extremely beautiful. Most of the shots explore a beautiful Arctic vista that is stunning. My favorite shot comes towards the end, where the young girl is standing on top of a mound of snow. It's a beautifully composed and powerful shot. All of the landscape shots are stunning though. They are snow-covered, beautiful, alluring and detailed. The background music and natural sounds are subtle, adding to the sense of peacefulness and distance in the film. There is one character, a young girl. She shows great insight and depth. I also like how she portrays a sense of both naivety and worldliness. She narrates the film in a childlike, simple and friendly way.

The message of the film is to be optimistic and look at life like an adventure. The film reminded me to take a more hopeful outlook at the pandemic and quarantine, and to see this painful year as an opportunity. Choosing a favorite part of this film is very difficult. However, my favorite part of the film would be the shot of the little girl standing upon a mound of snow. For me, this moment is very powerful. Another part I like is the voiceover narrative by Alani Ui��iq Thomas.

I give this film 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Sandrine A., KIDS FIRST! Juror

Uki is so sweet and heartwarming that it almost made me cry. It's a story that speaks to anyone living in these times and that even adults will hear, relate to and understand. The main character is fascinating, relatable and honest, and exposes some truths about life that everyone should hear.

The storyline is about a young girl reflecting on quarantine, COVID and life itself.

I like the story. I especially like the way the little girl isn't aware exactly what COVID is, so she describes it as a monster, making it seem sinister and scary. I also like the way the story takes an optimistic look at adversity and portrays an arduous time through innocence.

The cinematography is extremely beautiful. Most of the shots explore a beautiful Arctic vista that is stunning. My favorite shot comes towards the end, where the young girl is standing on top of a mound of snow. It's a beautifully composed and powerful shot. All of the landscape shots are stunning though. They are snow-covered, beautiful, alluring and detailed. The background music and natural sounds are subtle, adding to the sense of peacefulness and distance in the film. There is one character, a young girl. She shows great insight and depth. I also like how she portrays a sense of both naivety and worldliness. She narrates the film in a childlike, simple and friendly way.

The message of the film is to be optimistic and look at life like an adventure. The film reminded me to take a more hopeful outlook at the pandemic and quarantine, and to see this painful year as an opportunity. Choosing a favorite part of this film is very difficult. However, my favorite part of the film would be the shot of the little girl standing upon a mound of snow. For me, this moment is very powerful. Another part I like is the voiceover narrative by Alani Ui��iq Thomas.

I give this film 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Sandrine A., KIDS FIRST! Juror

In frozen Alaska, a child wonders about distance, solitude and boredom. Created by Diego Medvedocky and Luis Aguer
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