The Kite selected to the film library of the Museum of Modern Art in New York
The Kite is screened as part of Family Films series, during which MoMA shows classic and contemporary, live-action and animated, short films to families with kids age four to twelve. "We chose The Kite because we thought the film dealt with loss in a thoughtful and delicate way. We liked the story of The Kite and thought we could have an interesting conversation with our audience afterward. We also liked the animation style, especially the inclusion of everyday materials, like fabric and cotton."
MoMA Education staff attend kids film festivals and receive films from industry contacts. They buy several films each year, adding to the library of films. These films are part of the Education Department's Resource Library. MoMA Education staff select films that children audience will enjoy, based on the narrative and aesthetic quality of the film, and consider the main themes the film explores and whether it will fit within the thematic screening approach. Additionally, children have conversations in between the short films, so it is important the film can spark conversation. MoMA tend to show newly purchased films roughly every three years.