By Emily Ohara, Education Program Manager & JBFC Kids Curator05.07.20
7 min. 2019. France. No Dialogue. NR
Recommended Age: All
Streaming: Kanopy (Free)
Forest animals secretly collect abandoned bike parts with the intention of participating in a great race on the Last Day of Autumn.
Why JBFC Kids Curator, Emily Ohara, @TeachEmFilm, recommends it:
An unassuming little story that leaves you smiling and warm inside, Last Day of Autumn features all sorts of different woodland creatures as they race their own Tour de France on their homemade bicycles. I love the watercolor feel which matches the tone of childhood, how the creatures are racing yet helping each other to the finish line, and the subtle message of community being so important when winter finally arrives. A short that you will have you watching it over and over again.
The animator and director, Marjolaine Perreten, taught herself how to animate.
Take it Further:
Draw yourself riding a bike in a race with other creatures and characters riding on their own bikes in a race!
JBFC Kids curator, Emily Ohara, has selected her favorite films from shorts to documentaries, animations to silent films, these engaging and meaningful stories are fun for the whole family -- And ready to stream!
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