The Mission of International Cinema Education is to use film to teach students about world issues. We have found that there is no better way to engage students visually than from the screen. Film transposes students to worlds they never knew existed. In a very easy and friendly way, they become curious and want to learn more.
Our multi-disciplinary curriculum reinforces the visual with the literary, and provides teachers as well as students with background information, lessons and activities about the new country and geo-political region. The screening of the film catapults 8 multi-disciplinary lessons which illustrate the country’s position in today’s global political world, as well as its history and culture: World History, Geography; Economics; Civics, Citizenship, Government; World Literature; Creative writing; Media Studies; and Music or Art.
Our films come from all over the world. In the classrooms, at the United Nations and at the Simon Wiesenthal Tolerance Center, we screen feature film premieres as well as documentaries and videos. After the films, we have a Q and A discussion, which offers students a forum to learn more from experts in different fields of politics, economics and cinema.
Our films are divided into two categories: Global Voices Through Film, films that are part of our structured curriculum used by our teachers, and the rest are films we have premiered or screened at the United Nations or New York Tolerance Center.