The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is organising a film series especially for children that offers an assortment of animation, fiction and documentary films from the international scene created just for them. The aim is to introduce children to audiovisual languages that differ from what they are used to seeing on television and in commercial films. The works in the programme, including films like La tête dans les étoiles (Sylvain Vincendeau, 2005), Punam (Lucian Muntean, 2005) and The Bread and Alley (Abbas Kiarostami, 1970), tell fictional stories using different artistic resources and rhythms, taking on topics like the ecology and social harmony and showing little ones how children live in other parts of the world.
As part of this programme, schools in the neighbourhood around the Museum have been invited to enjoy the special screening of Quinderquino. Kids Go to the Movies during the month of May.
The Department of Education is also organising an animation workshop for families and children from 5 to 12 called Video à la carte, which will take place in the Museum’s central courtyard. Thanks to the video editing technology designed by Japanese artists Tatsuo Sugimoto and Mika Miyabara, the children will be able to create videos themselves and step away from being passive receivers, becoming the creators of their own audiovisual works.