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Mikhail Gorbachev Inaugurates School Film Catalogue
School Film Catalogue
Mikhail Gorbachev Inaugurates School Film Catalogue
School Film Catalogue
Mikhail Gorbachev Inaugurates School Film Catalogue
School Film Catalogue
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SCHOOL FILM CATALOGUE

“Films don’t change the world, but rather the people who see them”

 

Initiated and first presented by former President of Russia, and long-time Cinema for Peace supporter, Mikhail Gorbachev, in Berlin, Germany, November 2009, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, the Cinema for Peace School Film Catalogue project endeavors to inspire and further students’ critical engagement, broaden their horizons, and facilitate and support discussions over difficult topics. This is achieved by providing schools and students the opportunity to participate in private or public screenings of carefully selected short films, feature films, or documentaries on pertinent current humanitarian, political and environmental topics – with subsequent panel discussions by experts and/or filmmakers, as well as by offering them the possibility to partake in film workshops and short film competitions.

The first project designed to strength digital literacy, the Cinema for Peace School Film Catalogue, since its official inauguration by Cinema for Peace ambassador Katja Riemann (in May 2010), winner of the Coppa Volpi as Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival, has been fulfilling its mission to promote peace and international understanding to the world through the medium of film. Simultaneously, it also has accomplished its educational mission to raise the awareness and consciousness of relevant media topics to youth, as well as has developed and strengthened community involvement. Thus, countering use of media purely as a means of entertainment.

 

THE SCHOOL FILM CATALOGUE PROJECT INCLUDES:

 

SCHOOL FILM CATALOGUE

For the school year 2015/2016 the Cinema for Peace Foundation invites all schools in Berlin to free film screenings of carefully selected movies in order to develop students' media competencies and to tackle difficult political, humanitarian and/or environmental issues in a discussion with experts.

With the intention of expanding the project’s accessibility to international youth, the current platform is a research tool for both German students and teachers that engenders a critical approach and examination to social issues through the medium of film, initiating discussion and encouraging youth to make their own contributions to the positive shaping of the world.

A unique feature that emphasizes the significance of this catalogue is the topical nature of the films that are offered. Not only do we offer our audience films, some of which are otherwise not available in Germany, however, constantly updated, the School Film Catalogue contains new films covering relevant subject matter, with a special selection of films on current conflicts. Furthermore, in 2012, the Cinema for Peace Foundation developed the green choice for the School Film Catalogue, and included films on agriculture, world food problem, environmental policy and the increase of plastic.

The School Film Catalogue, and all the subjects it addresses, are available to all schools in Germany, free of charge.

Download Full Catalogue (PDF)

 

CLASSROOM AT THE MOVIES

We invite school groups to the movies with pre and post screening discussions, in round-table form, with either an expert or an individual who was involved in the making of the film, as an integral part of the experience. Through this experience, we provide students with the opportunity to process what they have seen and then to directly discuss it. Furthermore, the visit to the cinema itself offers students a change in scenery, allowing them to utilize the full potential of the medium of film by receiving a full sensory experience.

 

SPECIAL FILMSCREENINGS

On the occasion of different holidays we offer special screenings which specifically treat the holiday’s topic, but have thus fixed dates for which schools can inscribe themselves. Those special screenings are as well followed by a panel discussion with experts in order to enable students to gain a more profound and thorough understanding of the conception of each holiday. The screenings will always take place at 11am. For more information about the special screenings and the holidays we have selected, please view the following schedule.

 


Date

Holiday

Movies

21. Sep

International Day of Peace

The Day after Peace

02. Oct

International Day of Non-Violence

Everday Rebellion

09. Nov

Tag des Mauerfalls (1989), Tag des Novemberpogroms (1938), Reichspogromnacht (D)

1989 – Poker am Todeszaun

25. Nov

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Indias Daughter

01. Dec

World AIDS Day

Themba - A boy called Hope

10. Dec

Human Rights Day

E-Team

27. Jan

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

12. Feb

Red Hand Day

Lost Children

15. Mar

World Consumer Rights Day

Food Inc.

07. Apr

World Health Day

Tigers

22. Apr

Earth Day

Plastic Planet

03. May

World Press Freedom Day

Letter to Anna

20. Jun

World Refugee Day

Hope

 

CONTACT US:

For further information please contact us via email at info@cinemaforpeace.com, or call our School Film Catalogue team in Berlin at +49 30 76 77 525 21.

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