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Fall/Winter Screenings

Docs For Schools offers engaging learning opportunities throughout the fall and winter with timely film screenings tied to awareness campaigns and other cultural events.

Fee: All screenings are free.

Grade Levels: We like to leave the determination of appropriate content up you, the teacher as we know the determination of what is appropriate is based on how you teach, your community and the maturity level of your students. The recommended grade levels are based on both content and or/film style. We encourage you to view the trailers, the links and education packages at the bottom of each film blurb. Contact Lesley Sparks at [email protected] if further questions.

Toronto Screenings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Location: 506 Bloor Street West | Bathurst Subway

To book, email [email protected] your Name, School, Number of students (please only book what you know you will use)

Love Scott 2

Tue, Apr 2, 10 AM // LOVE, SCOTT

  • Canada
  • 76
  • STC
  • Laura Marie Wayne

Film & Panel

One night outside of a club, musician Scott Jones was stabbed twice in the back and slashed across the throat because he was gay. The brutal attack left him paralyzed from the waist down and forced him to confront a new reality with limited mobility. His assailant was never prosecuted with a hate crime. As both filmmaker and close friend to Scott, Laura Marie Wayne crafts an intimate, poetic and deeply moving story of transformation. Moving compassionately between their shared past and present, the conversations between the filmmaker and her subject are honest and healing. Scott's resilience in returning to the places he holds dear and sharing his musical talent with audiences shows that fear has no place in his life. He courageously shares his journey with the hope that his life can be a positive example for others facing their own challenges and reassure them they're not alone.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with a panel of speakers who will discuss the concept of a hate crime and violence against the LGBTQ community in Canada. The panel will include Scott Jones. Panel is organized by LAWS (Law In Action Within Schools) program in the TDSB.

Thank you for the support of the NFB to screen Love, Scott.

Aga Khan Museum

Location: 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto

To Book: Contact Salima Kassam-Habib at [email protected] or 416.646.4677 x7726

Inventing Tomorrow 1

Tue, Mar 26, 10:30 AM // INVENTING TOMORROW (feature length)

  • USA
  • 87
  • PG
  • Laura Nix

RECOMMENDED: GRADE 7-12 | In English, Spanish & Indonesian (subtitles)

With the planet facing multiple environmental threats, brilliant young minds from around the world are working on innovative solutions to stave off crises in their communities. The brightest of these students have one destination in mind to showcase their work: The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest high school science competition. Focusing on a small handful of teens representing Hawaii, Indonesia and India, Inventing Tomorrow follows their journeys as they work out the intricate mechanics of their presentations in the lead-up to the competition. These students represent the hope and ingenuity of a burgeoning generation; winning the competition may be their immediate goal but changing the world for the better is the ultimate prize.

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Additional support is provided by The S. M. Blair Family Foundation, Patrick and Barbara Keenan Foundation, Pitblado Family Foundation, The McLean Foundation and through contributions by individual donors.

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