Summer Family Film Series: I Can Be President: A Kid's Eye-View

Online Program

Stream film at leisure ALL summer long

Participate in virtual activity August 19, 2021 at 10:00am

Enjoy a short documentary with candid kid interviews then imagine yourself as a leader with a creative activity.


Event Details

The Bullock Museum is pleased to present the sixth annual Summer Family Film Series--virtual edition. 

At your leisure watch I Can Be President: A Kid’s-Eye View—a documentary where kids share candid and profound thoughts on ethics, civics, diversity, war, leadership, and becoming an adult—via the Austin Public Library’s streaming service partner. If you’re looking for connecting books to indulge in, look no further than this list, specially curated by Austin Public Library's Youth Engagement Staff.

What does the future of America look like to you? Imagine yourself as the future President of The United States of America and share your vision for America's bright future by creating a presidential dream board. Gather pictures, quotes, and symbols showing what inspires you and what dreams you have for America's future. Dream big and vote small for kid president! Inspiration for this program comes from the Bullock Museum's current exhibition, Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow.

Program is FREE to the public.

Activity materials:

  • Poster board or large sheet of paper
  • Personal photos
  • Various pictures cut out from magazines
  • Construction paper
  • Stickers or decorations
  • Markers or crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape

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Film Credits

Rating: TV-Y
Suggested age: 5+
Director: Diane Kolyer, Michael Sporn
Runtime: 30 min
Genre: Documentary
Release Year: 2011

Winner of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children's Program.

Austin Public Library Helpful Info

APL+: APL+ welcomes you to explore fun videos on a variety of topics specially created for you by Library staff! Singalongs, puppet shows, recipe ideas, we've got it all!

Summer Reading Program page: The Library's Summer Program, Tales and Tails, is built around the idea that kids learn best when they are having fun! Check out this series of programs, activities, and learning experiences which focus on youth interests to maximize summer fun and learning!

How to get a card: Need to get an Austin Public Library card? Apply for a new card or renew your card today! Call the Library at (512) 974-7400 with any questions

About Film & Family Programs

Film programs at the Bullock Museum seek to connect the public with filmmakers and their art that you won't find just anywhere. From Texas-specific titles to films from around the globe, these programs will open-up a world of stories and culture for visitors. The Bullock Museum is committed to sharing the work of filmmakers of all backgrounds and identities.

Family programs provide educational and engaging activities for young Texans and their caregivers. Events are designed to bring families together, spark conversations and provide opportunities for growth and development.

At the Bullock Museum, programs have been a place for the community to gather and celebrate culture, explore new ideas, and share experiences together. During the COVID-19 pandemic, programs still provide an opportunity to bring the community together, even if we are apart. 

Zoom Information

This online program has automated closed captioning.

You will be prompted to download the Zoom application for mobile or desktop if it is not already installed. You do not need a Zoom account to join this livestream.

For security and privacy purposes, attendees will not have video or audio capabilities. Questions will be moderated by Museum staff. Participants will not be allowed to send private messages or media in the livestream.

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow was organized by the New-York Historical Society. Lead support for the exhibition provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Major support provided by the Ford Foundation and Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Local support provided by Jeanne and Michael L. Klein.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.