The Westport Cultural Council will host its seventh annual film series on three consecutive Wednesdays this summer - August 15, 22, and 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm. The film series, free and open to the public, is made possible through a grant from the Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust. It will be held at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery, 1 Partners Lane, Westport, MA.
This year, the Council presents three documentary films with the theme “CHILD POWER” highlighting stories of amazing children’s lives and their powerful achievements. Each film will be introduced by a guest speaker or demonstration, with a question and answer period to follow each showing.
Wednesday August 22, 2018. “CHILDREN FULL OF LIFE” Directed by Noboru Kaetsu 2003, 48 Min. Narration in English with English sub-titles.
Mr. Kanamori, a 4th grade teacher in a Kanazawa primary school northwest of Tokyo not only teaches children how to be students but how to be happy and care for each other. Through lessons in teamwork, community, the importance of openness and how to cope, these students learn to live a happy life. An amazing, forward thinking teacher, Kanamori understands what teaching children really is all about.
Our guest speaker is Chieko Ashidaka. Born and educated in Japan, Ms. Ashidaka will discuss the teaching methods demonstrated in this film with Japanese education in general.
Film is FREE and open to the public