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The 11th annual UH Manoa KIDS FIRST! Film Festival enters its 11th summer, boasting 40 live-action and animated films from 13 countries over 5 Sundays: June 11 & 25 and July 9, 23 & 30, 2017. 

This year’s Festival provides quality entertainment for children and youth from 4 to 15+ years of age.  Free parking is available on campus; follow balloons to the Art Building Auditorium.

JULY 30 • Ages 10+  
15th Anniversary, new blu-ray edition!  
WHALE RIDER • New ZealandGermany • 105 min. (Shout! Factory Kids)
With awards from around the world, including an Oscar nomination for Keisha Castle-Hughes, Whale Rider, directed by Nikki Caro, is considered one of the best coming-of-age films of all times. A 12-year-old Maori girl dares to dream of becoming the chief of her people, a role traditionally reserved for males    

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