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Recommended Films to Watch in the Classroom

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

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