The Families of the World Video Series takes us through a typical day in the lives of two families in each country featured. Narrated by children, the Families of the World Video Series introduces you to each family's housing styles, foods, clothing, religion, schools and places of business. This is the next best thing to visiting and living with families in each of the countries. This highly acclaimed 30-minute documentary videos are available for 18 countries. Recommended for grades K-5.
Visit 9-year-old Inbar and her family at a kibbutz of 60 families in southern Israel. Inbar's parents helped build this new community in the second driest desert in the world. Inbar rolls down a big sand dune, feeds a calf, goes to school, makes her own breakfast and shares a Sabbath meal in the community hall. We visit her mother at work as an art therapist and see how a machine designed by Inbar's father helps keep food from spoiling.
Now, visit the ancient city of Jerusalem, where six-year-old Joad lives in with his two sisters, brother, mother and father...and rabbit. Joad's mother is development director of a series of group homes for children and his father teaches and does dental research. With Joad's after school chess and karate classes and his siblings activities, theirs is a busy household. The Sabbath, which Joad and his family celebrate with his grandparents, is their one quiet day of the week.
Awards: Multi award winning series including Parent Choice & Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award.
Format: Multi-region format; Closed caption; approx. running time 30 minutes.
Exempt from Formal Classification: Item13. Community or cultural. A film wholly comprising a documentary record of a community or cultural activity or event.