For Educators

We believe teaching with film has the power to prepare students to live and work more successfully in the 21st century as informed and globally competent citizens.

Everyone loves a good movie. The immediacy and power of a visual story well told can often convey a message better than printed or spoken words. At its best, film can reach the emotions of students and provide for lively classroom discussions, thus potentially increasing the likelihood of understanding and analyzing concepts.

The key to using movies for education is the quality of the lesson plans and discussions that follow after the lights go on.

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Films & Lesson Plans
Defiant Requiem
Experience the power of the human spirit to create art and beauty under the most deplorable circumstances of the Holocaust.
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The Dhamma Brothers
Witness the transformative power of spiritual practice inside a maximum security prison of the deep south.
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Please Vote for Me
Share a thought-provoking lesson on Democracy with your students, and discover Chinese culture and more along the way.
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Children of Heaven
Help your students understand cultures of the Middle East through Iranian cuisine, geography, and other social studies lessons.
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Beat the Drum
Follow young Musa's quest for survival, understanding, and community while learning about HIV/AIDS.
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Whale Rider
Explore cultural changes across generations, as young Pai becomes the first female leader of a Maori community.
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The Way Home
Teach students about inter-generational conflict and globalization.
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The Cup
Immerse your students in the traditions and culture of Tibet through this award-winning film.
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Like Stars On Earth
Explore India’s culture through Bollywood and a young boy's struggle with dyslexia and bullying.
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