Song of the Sea

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Animation. 2014. 93 min. Tomm Moore. GKIDS. Ireland. English. PG.

Recommended Age: 7+

10-year-old Ben lives with his father and younger mute sister, Saoirse (Seersh-uh), at a lighthouse along the coast of Ireland. Upon discovering his sister to be a real live seal-child from Irish folklore, Ben and Saoirse embark on an unexpected and fantastical journey to save mythical creatures from a powerful spell. A beautiful hand-drawn animation, Song of the Sea emphasizes the power of storytelling and explores what it means to be a family.

Educational Themes: Coming of age, Cultural Heritage, Family, Storytelling, Loss

Content Advisory: PG rating for some mild peril, mild language and pipe smoking images.

Read Common Sense Media’s review to learn more about whether this film is right for your students.


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