Titles tagged 'education':
From neuroscience labs to church pews, A Sexplanation follows a grown man on a journey to unlearn the sexual shame he grew up with thanks to his American sex education. The documentary features provocative conversations with psychologists, sex researchers—and even a Jesuit priest. With humor and grit, Alex takes audiences on a playful, heartfelt journey from a shame-filled past to a happier, healthier future.
In the Name of Confucius
In the Name of Confucius is the first documentary exposé of China’s multi-billion dollar Confucius Institute, a Chinese language and culture program set up in partnership with foreign educational institutions.
Spiral Bound is a documentary about the unlikely union of eight creative high school students from a youth development program and a group of liberal arts college students over the course of one summer. Together, these education activists are seeking social justice not only in the public school system but also in the higher education arena. On this journey, both groups learn the power of the arts in giving a voice to those who need it the most, including themselves.
A Year In The Blue
Granted unprecedented access to life inside the Academy walls, A YEAR IN THE BLUE: INSIDE THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY is an intimate portrayal of the heartbreaks and triumphs of balancing military training, a rigorous four-year college education, mandatory athletics, and flying and parachuting, following the cadets from the dorms to Boot Camp, the Airfield to the Football Stadium, and to West Point and Alaska.
My Name Is Pedro
My Name Is Pedro explores the seemingly impossible journey of South Bronx Latino educator and maverick, Pedro Santana, a former "special ed" student, whose mantra is - every kid can learn despite their circumstances. A New York Times profile of his "Out Of The Box" teaching techniques, thrusts him into the spotlight, which creates great opportunities for change but also has its downside - public school politics which, despite the cries of students and parents alike, threaten to take him down.
Starving the Beast
As college tuition skyrockets and student debt explodes, a powerful new documentary reveals a nationwide fight for control of the heart, soul and finances of America’s public universities. Starving the Beast tells the story of a potent one-two punch roiling public higher education right now: 35 years of systematic defunding and a well financed market oriented reform effort.
A portrait of Highlights magazine following the creation of the cultural phenomenon's 70th anniversary issue, from the first editorial meeting to its arrival in homes, and introducing the people who passionately produce the monthly publication for "the world's most important people,"...children.
In a small town in America, a controversial journalist (Norman Reedus from AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD) is forced to face his haunted past when he confronts a teenager driven to the brutal murder of 39 classmates. In attempting to determine why and how a massacre like this can happen in our society, the film explores issues of desensitization in America, youth violence and bullying, the impact the media has on our individual quest for fame, and ultimately our need for connection.
Young Plato charts the dream of an Elvis-loving, maverick Irish headmaster, determined to turn the fortunes of an inner-city community plagued by sectarian aggression, poverty and drugs. The all-boys primary school in post-conflict Belfast becomes a hot-house for questioning violence, as the boys go home each day armed with the wisdom of the ancient Greek philosophers to challenge parents and neighbors.
Molecules to the Max
Catch a ride to nanospace with Oxy and her crew to boldly go where only atoms have gone before! Aboard the Molecularium, the most fantastic ship in the universe, fly through the crystalline structure of a snowflake, blast through the far reaches of space, escape the tangled polymers of chewing gum and discover the molecular machinery of a living cell.
Country schools took rough-hewn pioneers and multilingual immigrants and transformed them into a literate and patriotic new nation. Whether personally, or through a parent or grandparent, the country school as an American architectural icon, is as imprinted on our perception of the nation’s early history as the log cabin and the general store.
No Small Matter
No Small Matter is the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education. Through poignant stories and surprising humor, the film lays out the overwhelming evidence for the importance of the first five years, and reveals how our failure to act on that evidence has resulted in an everyday crisis for American families, and a slow-motion catastrophe for the country.