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NONNA

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NONNA is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 5-12
11 minutes
VIDEO
CINTIA DOMIT BITTAR
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The short animated film, Nonna, is an excellent and moving portrayal of the impact of the use of pesticides on the environment. It not only shows the negative impact on the land and vegetation, it also shows the impact on the human spirit.

The storyline follows a girl and the devastating impact of pesticides on the land where she and her grandmother live. It starts out when the girl is a child at her grandmother's house and the plants are just beginning to be impacted by the pesticides. It ends with the same girl as an adult visiting the house.

I like the strong environmental message that is illustrated in this film. While the story is sad, the ending is upbeat in showing that there is hope for the future. The animated characters are very "real" in how they express human emotions by their expressions and body language. The animation is beautifully executed. The setting of the film is rural Brazil, which is easily identifiable based on the environmental history of the area. There are only a few spoken lines in the film. They are in Portuguese with English subtitles. The selection of the music provides an appropriate amount of emotion to the film. My favorite part is the use of a bumblebee to tie the story together. It is present when the child is young and when she returns to her grandmother's house as an adult. It serves as a symbol of hope.

The message is that, while the environment is being damaged by the use of pesticides, there is still some hope left in the world.

I give Nonna 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 12, plus adults. The environmental message is very compelling and reminds us of what we can lose if we do not take care of our world.

By Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

The short animated film, Nonna, is an excellent and moving portrayal of the impact of the use of pesticides on the environment. It not only shows the negative impact on the land and vegetation, it also shows the impact on the human spirit.

The storyline follows a girl and the devastating impact of pesticides on the land where she and her grandmother live. It starts out when the girl is a child at her grandmother's house and the plants are just beginning to be impacted by the pesticides. It ends with the same girl as an adult visiting the house.

I like the strong environmental message that is illustrated in this film. While the story is sad, the ending is upbeat in showing that there is hope for the future. The animated characters are very "real" in how they express human emotions by their expressions and body language. The animation is beautifully executed. The setting of the film is rural Brazil, which is easily identifiable based on the environmental history of the area. There are only a few spoken lines in the film. They are in Portuguese with English subtitles. The selection of the music provides an appropriate amount of emotion to the film. My favorite part is the use of a bumblebee to tie the story together. It is present when the child is young and when she returns to her grandmother's house as an adult. It serves as a symbol of hope.

The message is that, while the environment is being damaged by the use of pesticides, there is still some hope left in the world.

I give Nonna 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 12, plus adults. The environmental message is very compelling and reminds us of what we can lose if we do not take care of our world.

By Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

Little Ana and her grandmother live in the countryside and suffer from the effects caused by the use of pesticides in the region. Years later, when she finds the old house where she lived her childhood, Ana understands that her grandmother's presence there is transcendental.
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