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Fall/Winter Cinema Screenings

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

  • FREE for grades 7-12 in Ontario
  • Includes education packages with creative lesson plans and links to curriculum

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FALL 2017 FILMS


Wednesday, November 15, 10:00 AM

An Inconvenient Sequel Review Ew Amedit

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER

  • USA
  • 98
  • G
    Directors:
  • Bonni Cohen
  • Jon Shenk

Includes Q&A with Ziya Tong, co-host of Discovery Channel's Daily Planet.

As the consequences of climate change continue to threaten the future of the planet, former U.S. vice president Al Gore is urgently trying to keep the energy revolution on its feet and this vital conversation alive. He pursues the empowering notion that, while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. He sees real signs of hope in the leaps and bounds made over the last decade—but is crucially aware that progress could slow without dedicated support from government. Ten years after introducing the terrifying spectre of climate change to mass culture with Oscar-winning doc An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore returns with another impassioned plea.

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Tuesday, November 28, 10:00 AM

Rumble The Indians Who Rocked The World 1

RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD

  • Canada
  • 102
  • STC
    Directors:
  • Catherine Bainbridge
  • Alfonso Maiorana

Intro by Duke Redbird, Elder & Curator of Indigenous Art and Culture, TDSB

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 hit and Sundance award-winner is an unforgettable and political exploration of a musical history that was silenced for too long.

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Thursday, December 7, 10:00 AM

Whose Streets 1

WHOSE STREETS?

  • USA
  • 90
  • PG
    Directors:
  • Sabaah Folayan
  • Damon Davis

Mature content, recommended for high schools.

Told by the activists and leaders who were in the thick of this movement for racial justice, Whose Streets? is a raw and unflinching look at the uprising in Ferguson, Missouri, after unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed in broad daylight by a white police officer. The incident was the breaking point for Ferguson residents, a town with a history of long-standing racial tension; where people of colour, who make up most of the population, are served by a glaringly white police force. Brown’s death prompted demonstrations, heavy-handed policing, violence and, eventually, national outcry. As the national guard descended on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, this film shows empowered parents, artists and teachers from across the country who unified as freedom fighters, becoming the torchbearers of a new resistance. An impassioned battle cry from a generation fighting for the right to live, it is an emotionally turbulent film that provides a ground-level look at this national tragedy, which was the catalyst to the Black Lives Matter movement.

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