PANDALAND: MAKING IT COUNT, 14min., Canada, Documentary
Directed by Martha Davis
“PANDALAND: Making IT Count” is about how children became engaged and learned to grapple with big social issues. The filmmaker accomplished this through play in a multi-media installation of 70+ toy pandas she created in her neighbourhood. The vibe of the film is lighthearted and optimistic. As the children engage in an election on behalf of the pandas, the film embodies community building, demonstrates acts of civic engagement and conveys the important message that, working together, even young children can effect change. The film is a life-affirming tribute to kids’ compassion and the birth of their activism!