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Kids Euro Festival:Birds of Passage (Les Oiseaux de Passage)

On Cathy's tenth birthday, her father presents her with an unusual present: a duck egg. When the egg hatches, the duckling imprints on Cathy's friend Margaux, believing Margaux is its mother.  Margaux's parents will not allow her to keep the duck because they think that that their daughter's muscular condition will keep her from being able to take care of the bird. When Cathy and Margaux learn this, they embark on a journey to save the duckling. During their journey, the friends learn valuable lessons about compassion, loyalty, independence, and friendship.

This live action feature film from Belgium is eighty-three minutes long and is presented in French with English subtitles.

Recommended for children ages ages six and up. You can view the film trailer here.

After the film screening, explore treasures from around the world in Hillwood’s mansion and enjoy the magnificent gardens.


This event is part of the tenth annual Kids Euro Festival taking place throughout the Washington, DC area from October 21 to November 5. More than 10,000 DC-area children and their families enjoy programs at this performing arts festival each year.
The festival is presented by the 28 embassies of the European Union and local cultural institutions, and is made possible by the European Union Delegation in Washington in cooperation with the European-American Cultural Foundation. Find the full lineup of events at and follow at #KidsEUFest.