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This collection showcases our most popular films for younger audiences, helping to foster curiosity and awareness regarding key global issues and cultivating media literacy.

K – 12 Collection

  • #chicagoGirl | Director: Joe Piscatella  
    Year of production: 2013 | Country of production: USA | Language: English (with full English subtitles available)

    From her childhood bedroom in suburban Chicago, Ala’a, a 19-year-old American girl coordinates the revolution in Syria.
    Armed with Facebook, Twitter, Skype and cameraphones, she helps her social network "on the ground" in Syria brave snipers and shelling in the streets to show the world the human rights atrocities of a dictator. But just because the world can see the violence doesn’t mean the world can help. As the revolution rages on, everyone in the network must decide what is the most effective way to fight a dictator: social media or AK-47s.
  • American Promise | Director: Joe Brewster  
    Year of production: 2013 | Country of production: USA | Language: English (with full English subtitles available)

    AMERICAN PROMISE spans 12 years in the lives of two middle class black families as they navigate their family experience when they choose to send their two young sons to a prestigious Manhattan private school. With a sharp and merciless camera, filmmakers/parents Joe and Michele intimately document the struggles as these talented boys deal with stereotypes and identity issues, while their parents juggle high expectations against the social and cultural obstacles their sons face. Convinced that education is the key to success in the 21st century, these families make enormous sacrifices for an elite education. But will the rewards be there?
  • The Crash Reel | Director: Lucy Walker  
    Year of production: 2013 | Country of production: USA | Language: English (with full English subtitles available)

    The dramatic story of one unforgettable athlete, Kevin Pearce; one eye-popping sport, snowboarding; and one explosive issue, Traumatic Brain Injury. A comeback story with a difference.
    This visually arresting film seamlessly combines twenty years of stunning action footage with new specially-shot verité footage and interviews as it follows U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce and exposes the irresistible but potentially fatal appeal of extreme sports.
  • Promises | Director: Justine Shapiro   B.Z. Goldberg   Carlos Bolado  
    Year of production: 2001 | Country of production: USA | Language: Arabic, English, Hebrew (with full English subtitles available)

    A beautiful and deeply moving portrait of seven Palestinian and Israeli children. Emmy award-winning and Academy award-nominated, PROMISES follows the journey of a filmmaker who meets these children in and around Jerusalem, from a Palestinian refugee camp to an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Although they live only 20 minutes apart, these children exist in completely separate worlds, divided by physical, historical and emotional boundaries. PROMISES explores the nature of these boundaries and tells the story of a few children who dared to cross the lines to meet their neighbors.
  • Girl Rising | Director: Richard E. Robbins  
    Year of production: 2013 | Country of production: USA | Language: English (with full English subtitles available)

    GIRL RISING journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors (including Meryl Streep and Salma Hayek) give them voice.
  • Project Wild Thing | Director: David Bond  
    Year of production: 2013 | Country of production: United Kingdom | Language: English (with full English subtitles available)

    David Bond is concerned. His kids' waking hours are dominated by a cacophony of marketing, and a screen dependence threatening to turn them into glassy-eyed zombies. Like city kids everywhere, they spend way too much time indoors - not like it was back in his day. He decides it's time to get back to nature - literally. In an attempt to compete with the brands, which take up a third of his daughter's life, Bond appoints himself Marketing Director for Nature.
    David's humorous journey unearths some painful truths about modern family life.
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    Twin Sisters | Director: Mona Friis Bertheussen  
    Year of production: 2013 | Country of production: Norway | Language: English, Norwegian (with full English subtitles available)

    In 2003, two babies were found in a cardboard box in a Chinese village and adopted to two different corners of the world. One child went to a little village in Norway, while the other went to a capital city in the USA. The adoptive parents had no idea that their daughter had a twin, since their sisterhood was meant to be kept a secret. However, destiny has other plans...The film tells the remarkable story of the twin sisters through a parallel journey, until they meet again in Norway when they are 8 years old. Twin Sisters is a powerful human story about sibling love, human dilemma and the game of fate.
  • Music from the inside out
    Music From the Inside Out | Director: Daniel Anker  
    Year of production: 2006 | Country of production: USA | Language: English (with full English subtitles available)

    Filmed over a period of five years on three continents, the film is the result of the collaboration between the filmmaker and the musicians themselves. Unique in style and approach, the main character of this film is music itself. An eclectic soundtrack incorporates a blend of well-loved musical works-including classical, jazz, bluegrass, salsa and world music.
    It is about the many people within one musical ensemble, it is ultimately a personal musical journey. Each musician's story reveals a struggle to maintain individuality, to test musical boundaries and to choose the path of an artist.
  • White Black Boy | Director: Camilla Magid  
    Year of production: 2012 | Country of production: Denmark | Language: English (with full English subtitles available)

    In Tanzania albino body parts and blood are used in magic potions created by witch doctors and are sold for huge amounts of money. To protect albino children, the government sends them to boarding schools, far away from their families. Here they live more or less abandoned in a world without adults, small children taking care of even smaller.
    Following Shida through his first year at his new home, we see from a child's pespective the consequences of being hunted and unwanted.
  • World Class Kids | Director: Netta Loevy  
    Year of production: 2010 | Country of production: Israel | Language: Arabic, Chinese, English, Hebrew (with full English subtitles available)

    "An Arab, a Jew, a Chinese, and a Philippine walk to school ..." – sounds like the beginning of an old joke, but that's not the case. These are some of the second-grade pupils attending an Elementary School, in the heart of Tel Aviv. The film follows the class throughout one school-year, which becomes volatile as the Gaza War upsets the social dynamics in the classroom. With poignant intuition and uninhibited directness, unique to eight-year olds, the children point out basic conflicts in Israeli society, deal with painful identity issues, and experience the first cracks in their childhood naivety.
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