Education


A Dangerous Son 86 min.

One in 10 American children suffers from a serious emotional disturbance and over 17 million have experienced a psychiatric disorder. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus, A Dangerous Son focuses primarily on three families in crisis, each struggling with a child’s severe mental illness and desperately seeking treatment in the face of limited resources and support. Interspersed with inte...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Nature Dazzles 29 min.

In this documentary, children and teachers were interviewed at The Grove Community School in Toronto during Gender Splendor week in April 2017. The film shows the children engaged in workshops designed for both non-binary-conforming and cisgender-identifying children. The workshops provide them with tools to ponder, question, and defy gender stereotypes prevalent in society, culture, and the media...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Columbus in America 90 min.

This film explores how the man who first brutalized indigenous people in the New World became a hero, and questions his place in American culture. With instant access to information, students today are challenging traditional representations of Christopher Columbus, bringing issues of imperialism, colonialism, racism, greed, religion, and human rights into sharp focus.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Recovery High 19 min.

A unique school's main entry requirement is that students must be addicts. This ABC News film introduces the lives of three students with three different addiction battles.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Video Games Will Make Us Smarter: A Debate 96 min.

Do video games make players smarter? As these games grow in popularity, some game creators are tackling global issues, such as poverty, climate change, and international diplomacy. Playing these socially and politically oriented games, they argue, allows users to build tangible skills in handling crises and solving critical problems. But others see the multibillion-dollar gaming industry, dominate...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Charter Schools Are Overrated: A Debate 97 min.

Since 1991, when Minnesota passed the first charter school law, companies and individuals have established private schools using public funds. These private charter schools caught on across the country and have become a highly sought-after alternative to traditional public education, particularly for underserved students in urban areas. From 2004 to 2014 alone, charter school enrollment increased...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Time for School 2003 to 2016 86 min.

Time for School: 2003 - 2016 puts a human face on an underreported global crisis, by spotlighting the journey of five extraordinary children in five countries as they struggle to get a basic education. Time for School introduces viewers to Nanavi in Benin; Jefferson in Brazil; Neeraj in India; Joab in Kenya; and Shugufa in Afghanistan on their first days of school and follows them from for the nex...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2016

School of the Future 114 min.

Once the envy of the world, American schools are now in trouble. Can the science of learning— including new insights from neuroscientists, psychologists, and educators—reveal how kids' brains work and tell us which techniques are most likely to engage and inspire growing minds? Teachers, students, parents, and scientists take center stage as NOVA explores a new vision for the School of the Future.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2016

Future Proof 44 min.

There are startling and credible predictions that more than five million Australian jobs will simply disappear in the next 15 years, as a result of technology. Many of the jobs our kids will do haven't been invented yet. In this film, we meet the kids giving up their weekends to learn the computer coding skills they say they're not being taught at school, and explore the schools who believe they'r...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Unraveling Zero Tolerance 12 min.

Over the last 30 years, schools across the country have enacted tough new discipline policies. Some of those schools say they went too far.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016