Why Bring in Brave New Films in your Class?
1. You get powerful tools for social justice education
Film is a powerful tool for social justice education. Several research studies suggest that film can be an effective tool for:
- Increasing motivation to learn
- Stimulating discussion
- Evoking emotions and empathy
- Helping learners explore complex ideas
- Fostering a sense of connectedness
Through the Brave New Educators (BNE) program, Brave New Films offers educators a wide range of documentaries and short films touching on social justice issues such as race, immigration, inequality, security, justice and gun violence. These film resources provide a great tool for engaging students, fostering learning, discussion, and action on pressing social justice issues.
2. You get a supplementary discussion guide
In addition to the film content provided through the BNE program, educators can also access discussion guides for each film they receive. The discussion guides incorporate background information to provide context for the film and a set of well-crafted discussion questions to provoke critical thinking, in-depth exploration of issues and discussion during class sessions.
3. It's free!
All documentaries, short films and discussion guides provided through the BNE program are completely free. To access these resources, all you need to do is register using the link provided below. Fill out the form, selecting the films you are interested in receiving. Once you register you will receive downloadable link(s) to the film(s) and the discussion guide(s) you selected.
Register here to bring Brave New Films to your classroom today!