199 Little Heroes

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Session 8: 199 Little Heroes Special Presentation


Time/Date: 11 am Friday 12 July


Koha Entry


Go around the world in 50 mins with children on their way to school. As seen on HEIHEI. A special selection for Screenies to share on the big screen.


Come dressed from around the world for spot prizes.


PG | International Short Documentaries | 50 mins | 7+




New Zealand| Lucy (2018), dir. Bonnie Philip: 

Lucy shows us her unique journey to school through the towering university buildings of Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her story of being Deaf and explains why friendship and acceptance are important to her.


New Zealand | Kevar (2018), dir. Bonnie Philip:

Born in Syria, 13 year old Kevar and his family moved to New Zealand from Lebanon in 2018. Kevar shares how his journey to school has changed and what life has been like since moving!


New Zealand | Scarlett (2018), dir. Bonnie Philip:

Each morning in the Marlborough Sounds, 12 year old Scarlett travels to school by boat! She shares why protecting nature is so important to her.


New Zealand | Selwyn (2018), dir. Bonnie Philip:

9 year old Selwyn lives on a farm in rural Taranaki. Selwyn travels 50 minutes each morning through winding valleys, handmade tunnels and gravel roads in a van with his mum!


International episodes from: Jordan, Laos, Iceland, Japan, Australia, Austria, Mongolia


50 minutes


English/English Subtitles





International Shorts, Local Shorts