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What's in a Movie? Video Lesson

Updated 9/12/2014 | 9:30 PM | San Francisco Film Society

In this video lesson, Bay Area filmmaker Jason Wolos explains the basic components and processes involved in creating a feature length independent film, from pitch to distribution. To add context to t...

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Fall 2014 Calendar Tool

Created 9/9/2014 | 4:05 PM | San Francisco Film Society

An editable calendar with US holidays to help plan your FITC program. 

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Educational Outreach Strategy Planner

Created 9/8/2014 | 2:09 PM | San Francisco Film Society

This short worksheet will help filmmakers to identify goals and create strategies for reaching educational audiences and drawing out key subject areas in both documentary and narrative films. 

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Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops: Carbon and Culture

Updated 7/17/2014 | 7:48 PM | Denise Zmekhol

Since Chief Almir first contacted Google five years ago, their partnership has flourished. The Surui have created a cultural map in Google Earth to preserve their knowledge of their territory includi...

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Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops

Updated 7/17/2014 | 7:47 PM | Denise Zmekhol

The short film Trading Bows And Arrows for Laptops plays very well as an updated from Children Of The Amazon. In 2008, filmmaker Denise Zmekhol returned to the Amazon to film with the Surui tribe aga...

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Children of the Amazon, Lesson 8

Updated 7/17/2014 | 7:47 PM | Denise Zmekhol

Life in the Amazon Today Explore the global impact of the changes in the Amazon ecosystem, and how the history of the local culture connects together with the roles, rights, and responsibilities of t...

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Children of the Amazon Lesson 7

Updated 7/17/2014 | 7:47 PM | Denise Zmekhol

Settlement and Deforestation After the 1970s, the flood of new settlement and deforestation in the Amazon ushered in an age of drastic change in the indigenous culture. Learn about the impact of thes...

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Children of the Amazon, Lesson 6

Updated 7/17/2014 | 7:47 PM | Denise Zmekhol

Contact, Disease, and Change Learn how infectious diseases impacted the Surui tribe after first contact in 1969 with colonizers in the Amazon, and how this struggling community coped with the death a...

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Children of the Amazon, Lesson 5

Updated 7/17/2014 | 7:46 PM | Denise Zmekhol

A History of Colonization  Take a look back at the early colonization of the Amazon in 1907, and explore how and why the indigenous cultures have been the source of such drastic change. Learn ab...

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Children of the Amazon, Lesson 4

Updated 7/17/2014 | 7:46 PM | Denise Zmekhol

A Rubber Tapping Invasion Rubber tapping used to be a sustainable process at the turn of the century, but the growth of industry and outside culture in the forest seeded conflict between rubber baron...

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