We live in an environment where social acceptance and societal norms usually cause us to cower away from embracing our own uniqueness and talents. Happy Feet is an animated movie that brilliantly touches this topic in a simple, fun, albeit thought provoking way that most children can relate to.
Son of Memphis (Hugh Jackman) and Norma Jean (Nicole Kidman), Mumble (Elijah Mood), a sweet little ball of penguin fluff, has one big problem: no matter how hard he tries, he can’t sing a single note. In a world where every penguin attracts their soul mate through their own special heart-song, he cannot ever truly belong.
An endearing free spirit filled with natural curiosity, Mumble’s not one to shy away from challenges. As we go along on Mumble’s journey, we see his constant tussle between wanting to belong in his community and being true to his heart and himself. Consequently, this forces us to take a look at what kinds of messages and limitations we are passing on to our next generation.
Facilitator: Uzma Rauf
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Running Time: 108 minutes
Discussion: 45 minutes
Fee: Rs. 200