Drop into the Film Theatre for a Storytime followed by some short films. Stream these films for free any time, any day with your RPL library card on Kanopy and NFB
My Name is Susan Yee 12 min, 1975
Academy Award®-winning director Beverly Shaffer offers a unique perspective of downtown Montreal, as seen through the eyes of Susan Yee, a young Chinese-Canadian girl. A perceptive and outspoken young woman, Susan has a sharp eye for adult foibles, and she doesn’t hesitate to use it at home, at play, or at school.
The Three Wishes 4 min, 2006
This lively short animation is based on the traditional folk tale of the same name. A poor couple try to decide which of their dreams should come true after being granted special powers, but what they realize is that they should be thankful for what they already have. The story is adapted by Toronto children's author Aubrey Davis and set to a lively Klezmer soundtrack by the musical group Beyond the Pale.
How Do They Put the Centres in Chocolates? 4 min, 1997
How Do They Put the Centres in Chocolates? is one of a series of short films that reveal the mysteries of how things are made. Viewers are taken on a visit to the factory to see how a whole variety of chocolate treats are produced. .
Wapos Bay: The Elements 24 min, 2006
The survival skills of Talon, T-Bear and Raven are helping grandfather Mushom set up a cultural camp so young people can learn traditional ways. Bad weather hits and the radio, generator and ATV break down. Mushom leaves the camp for help but has an accident along the way. Left alone, the children have several mishaps - including accidentally blowing up their ATV - and abandon camp. The family makes it home safely, but their journey to Elders Island teaches the children that taking shortcuts at any age is best avoided. T-Bear learns that his knowledge of electronics can come in handy in any situation.