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Festival In-School Program

As with all aspects of life these days, COVID has impacted how we will offer the Docs For Schools In-School Festival. We’ve tried to make it easy for you to incorporate these docs into your class teachings from April 26 to May 14.

  • Eight films available
  • Select one or all eight
  • Films do not need to be booked at the same time, and may be booked up to the final week
  • Link and password will be sent for each film
  • Education package will be sent with film link
  • All films are closed captioned
  • Teachers only book for your own class, not for colleagues

Before booking:

  • Consider the length of the film, subtitles, maturity of your students, timing, and student familiarity with content
  • View the trailer and read film info listed below
  • If you are a quadmester teacher and do not yet know class size, please book with best estimate
  • Be sure you will have time for students to view film(s) selected

Questions? Please contact Lesley Sparks at [email protected].


THE FILMS

Chef Flynn 02

Chef Flynn

  • USA
  • 83
    Director:
  • Cameron Yates
    Subjects:
  • Language
  • Anthropology, Psychology & Sociology
  • English
  • Food & Nutrition

Life as a prodigy can be rough. Flynn McGarry, teen chef and subject of breathless media attention, learns this lesson quickly as the world discovers his boundless talent for creating gastronomic delights far beyond his years. From serving exquisite menus to guests in his living room at 10 to staging under some of the world's top chefs at 15, Flynn is unwavering in his desire to share his culinary skills with increasingly eager diners. But with fame comes attention, not all of it favourable. Flynn navigates an uncertain ascent, documented by his supportive mother's ever-present camera—sometimes to his annoyance. Director Cameron Yates captures lightning in a bottle, melding personal archive with intimate new vérité footage to reveal Flynn's singular focus and deep commitment to his craft. He's a passionate young man on a mission to challenge the hierarchy of the culinary world.

A Collected Many 2019 article "Obsessions: Cooking with Flynn McGarry"

Kiss The Ground

Kiss the Ground

  • USA
  • 45
    Directors:
  • Josh Tickell
  • Rebecca Harrell Tickell
    Subjects:
  • Language
  • Biology
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Geography

What if there was a viable solution to the climate crisis right beneath our feet? Kiss the Ground reveals that, by regenerating the world’s soils, we can completely and rapidly stabilize earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies. Scientists, farmers, and climate activists come together to share what could be the simplest solution to climate change we didn’t know about. Narrated and featuring Woody Harrelson.

Film website

Learning To Skateboard

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)

  • UK
  • 39
    Director:
  • Carol Dysinger
    Subjects:
  • Language
  • English
  • Media Arts
  • Politics
  • World Issues
  • World Religions

In the heart of Kabul is an unassuming building. Inside, there is a school—and a skatepark. A new generation of girls are learning to read, write, and skateboard at Skateistan, a non-profit organization established to empower girls from impoverished neighborhoods through education and athletic opportunities. Gaining courage and confidence, these girls are learning more than lessons. from a textbook.

Academy Award winner for Best Short Documentary 2020

Skateistan website

Film team discussing the film

Price Of  Everything  Koons

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY // The Price of Everything

  • USA
  • 98
  • HIGH SCHOOL ONLY
    Director:
  • Nathaniel Kahn
    Subjects:
  • Economics
  • English
  • Media Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • World Cultures

A feast for the eyes, the film looks at the modern art market and the individuals behind it. Featuring seasoned artists, as well as up-and-comers, this film considers the meaning of “value” in every sense of the word. Go behind the scenes of a multi-million-dollar art auction, international art museums, and into the homes of collectors to learn about the wild world in art in today’s consumerist society.

Film Website

Variety Review

Rumble The Indians Who Rocked The World 1

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY // Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

  • Canada
  • 102
  • HIGH SCHOOL ONLY
    Directors:
  • Catherine Bainbridge
  • Alfonso Maiorana
    Subjects:
  • Arts
  • Music
  • English
  • Native Studies

Winner of the Hot Docs Audience Award and Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary, Rumble reveals an essential and, until now, missing chapter in the history of popular music: the Indigenous influence. Lifting the veil on the enormous impact made by First Nations and Native American musicians including Robbie Robertson, Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Charley Patton, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis and more, Rumble celebrates their genre-changing and undeniably catchy influence. Blending audio archives, concert footage and interviews with industry icons from Tony Bennett to Steven Tyler and Martin Scorsese, this Hot Docs and Sundance award–winner is an unforgettable and political exploration of a musical history that was silenced for too long.

Film Website

Woman Who Loves Giraffes 1

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

  • Canada
  • 83
    Director:
  • Alison Reid
    Subjects:
  • Languages
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Gender Studies
  • World Issues

Years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and Dian Fossey worked with mountain gorillas, 23-year-old Canadian Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented expedition to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. Despite returning home with ground-breaking research, the numerous barriers Dagg faced as a female scientist proved harder to overcome. Denied tenure at University of Guelph, she blazed her own trail as a feminist activist for over three decades—and now she’s finally getting her due. Through letters and stunning 16mm footage, this inspiring portrait retraces Dagg’s journey to becoming the world’s first “giraffeologist” and the triumphs and battles along the way.

Film Website

To The Orcas With Love

To the Orcas, with Love

  • Canada
  • 56
    Director:
  • Natalie Lucier
    Subjects:
  • Language
  • English
  • Environment
  • Geography
  • Science

Environmentalist Rob Stewart’s invitation to rise up and create the world we dream for ourselves serves as the backbone for these stories of personal connections with orcas. With beautiful cinematography featuring BC’s resident orcas, this film has an uplifting tone and serves as a call to action to protect these beautiful animals and their habitat.

Film Website

What About Our Future

What About Our Future?

  • Canada
  • 24
    Directors:
  • Jamie Leigh Gianopolous
  • Cláudio Cruz
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    Subjects:
  • Language
  • Civics
  • English
  • Media Arts
  • Science
  • World Issues

Fed up the inaction over climate change, the Sustainabiliteens was formed by a group of highly motivated teens whose future on this planet is in jeopardy. Carving out their own spot in the global youth climate action movement, this group organized the largest environmental strike in Vancouver’s history, pressures politicians for policy change, and is devoted to educating other teens about environmental justice.

Producer: Jen Muranetz

Film website

Tyree 2020 article about Sustainabiliteens

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Additional support is provided by Patrick and Barbara Keenan Foundation, Donner Canadian Foundation, Pitblado Family Foundation, Flavelle Family Foundation, The McLean Foundation, OTIP, and through contributions by individual donors.

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