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The Acorn Penny (2010)

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Kinshasa dreamed of simple things, a Mom and Dad and food on the table. But when her dreams faded she found a reality not her own, of a world that forgot about children and their dreams and even the simple things.

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Lyric Griffon ...
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Sophia Madden ...
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Saidah Mitchell ...
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When four magical acorns fall to her feet, Kinshasa's dream of the future unfolds into an adventure she never imagined she could call her own. As she rediscovers her African past, the war torn present and her wondrous potential she realizes she must fight the forces that stand in her way, for no one else will. Written by Anonymous

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A wondrous story of the power of a child's dream to save herself and the world around her.


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The dog in the film is the same dog featured in her children's book, 'The Porch Dream'. In the film, Tiffany was standing behind the tree giving Bella hand instructions. See more »

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The film was a standout in the shorts program I saw in LA, and that in itself is an achievement, as there were many powerful films screening that night. The filmmaker tackles dark, complicated issues through the innocent and curious eyes of a child, which is obviously no small task. It was touching and evocative without ever preaching or talking down to its audience. And, most significantly, it was visually dynamic and very imaginative. Great creative use of animation and digital effects to emphasize the wonder and amazement of a child. Normally I don't jump at child- oriented stories, but here Kinshasa's experience was the perfect prism for exploring the filmmaker's subject matter, and the cast was stellar. I'm looking forward to more from this creative team!


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