Films BYkids Returns to PBS

Films BYkids returns to public television with four new films by young filmmakers beginning November 1 featuring Emmy nominee Ashley Judd as narrator. This fourth season explores war and displacement, mental wellbeing, climate change and sustainable agriculture. WATCH THE TRAILERS

Films BYkids, a collaboration between The WNET Group and BYkids, pairs accomplished filmmakers with youth from around the world to create short, personal documentaries that encourage understanding about universal issues and help foster empathy and global citizenry. This new season of the four-part documentary series premieres nationally on public television beginning Wednesday, November 1 (check your local listings).

In the New York metro area, the films premiere on THIRTEEN:

Saturday, Nov. 11
7:00 pm – RETURN DATE: UNKNOWN (Ukraine)
7:30 pm – SEEDS OF LIFE (India)

Saturday, Nov. 18
7:00 pm – BEEKEEPER (United States)

“This compelling season of Films BYkids shines an important spotlight on young people’s stories dealing with tremendous challenges such as war and displacement and climate change,” says Sandra Sheppard, executive producer for The WNET Group and director of WNET’s Kids’ Media and Education. “These films and accompanying resources provide teachers and students with tools to promote global understanding and empathy.”