Recommended Films to Watch in the Classroom
Posted by: San Francisco Film Society
Below is a list of films that SFFS Youth Education screened for school groups over the last decade. Viewing guides for many of these films are available in the FilmEd. Lesson Exchange.
Many of these films are in limited distribution, so we recommend that you also include some of your own film selections, either from your personal favorites or those that you think will best serve your curricular needs.
Note: All films that are listed in other languages include English subtitles.
|Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry||China||English, Mandarin||91 mins||documentary||10-12|
|Bitter Seeds||India||Marathi, English||88 mins||documentary||8–12|
|Brooklyn Castle||USA||English||99 mins||narrative||4–8|
|Ernest and Celestine||France||French||80 mins||animation||2–6|
|Google and the World Brain||USA||English||89 mins||documentary||9–12|
|The House I Live In||USA||English||108 min||documentary||9–12|
|Inequality For All||USA||English||85 mins||documentary||9–12|
|The Kill Team||USA||English||79 mins||documentary||10-12|
|Last Call at the Oasis||USA||English||105 min||documentary||7–12|
|A Lovely Day||USA||English||73 mins||documentary||9–12|
|Maiden Trip||USA||Dutch,English||82 mins||documentary||6–12|
|Mosquita y Mari||USA||English, Spanish||82 mins||narrative||9–12|
|Open Heart||USA/Rwanda/Sudan||English, Kinyarwanda||53 mins||documentary||6–12|
|Revolutionary Optimists||USA||Mixed||83 mins||documentary||7–12|
|Tall as the Baobab Tree||USA||Pulaar,French||82 mins||narrative||6–12|