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Monsieur Lazhar

November 18

Canada (Québec) | 2011 | Film: 94 minutes | Discussion: 30 minutes | Philippe Falardeau

An Algerian immigrant takes over a Canadian classroom and experiences the power and challenges of educating in today's society. While struggling with his own immigration issues, he fights to educate the students in a manner that challenges the status quo. Following the screening will be a discussion of the variety of challenges facing teachers in our modern classroom, exploring any ways that public and parents can be more aware and involved in the educational system.

Moolaadé

November 11

Senegal | 2004 | Film: 124 minutes | Discussion: 30 minutes | Ousmane Sembene

Ousmane Sembene's masterpiece drove home exceptional artistic commentary on the practice of ritual female genital cutting. Setting the world of tradition against modernity, the stakes for both sides are emotionally conveyed all the way to its final striking image. Professor Kristy Leissle will be leading our post-screening discussion in an exploration of not just the tradition of the film, but the plight of women in the African continent today.

Sound Design with Dave Howe

October 22, 2014

USA | 180 |

You will be amazed at how much goes into a film sound mix. Bad Animals' Dave Howe breaks down the sound design for a variety of projects across the local Seattle and Hollywood spectrum in the October Film Craft Commentary session.

SuperFly

In Longhouse Media's SuperFly Filmmaking Experience workshop, presented by SIFF Education, filmmakers and actors aged 13 to 19 showcase their skills, collaborate with other artists, and premiere original work at Seattle International Film Festival.

Teaching Students Film Criticism (for Parents and Teachers)

November 8

Tony Kay, film critic for City Arts and The Sunbreak, is preparing an outstanding introduction to film literacy, fine-tuned for parents and teachers.

Walkabout

October 28

Australia | Film: 100 minutes | Discussion: 30 minutes | Nicolas Roeg

Walkabout is a haunting, dreamlike evocation of the Australian outback, in which two young children learn to rely on a young aborigine who helps them survive in the wilderness.  After the screening we will be discussing the psychology of travel. It is used in many cultures as a rite of passage but traveling has extraordinary benefits at any time. Michael Brein (The Travel Psychologist) will be in attendance to explore what we really gain from travel.

Youth Juries

SIFF Education invites youth of all ages to particpate in our Films4Families and FutureWave juries during SIFF 2015.

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