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.
“Families of Mexico” documents a family from the port city of Veracruz. Hermaina’s father and mother own an advertising agency, which her father manages. We see her mother teach a dance class at the city’s cultural center, go food shopping, visit Hermaina’s school, and follow her to her swimming lesson.
Eight-year-old Brizia lives with her parents on her grandparents’ farm. We visit her school and follow her and her friend as they visit the surrounding farms owned by her aunts and uncles, who are making tamales, harvesting cactus for salad, and sorting sesame seeds.
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.