EDUCATION: International Education Week 2012–Give Your Students an Edge

Our education partners are gearing up for the annual November event, and here’s why it’s time your school joined our ranks…

Take a sneak peek of our IEW 2012 films, including AN INVISIBLE EYE (Argentina) seen here!

At GFI, we really enjoy the art of “giving.” Regardless of whether we’re donating films to high schools, hosting free screenings at public libraries or awarding grants to filmmakers, our goal is to give you access to the best films (and stories) from around the globe.

Enter: your local high school.

This fall, we’re continuing this mission by offering your high school two unique (and free!) ways to bring our award-winning narrative world cinema series–Global Lens–to your classroom during International Education Week (November 12-16–less than two months away!):

Watch our trailer! Global Lens: Change the Way You See the World…

Our Films, Your Classroom: Whether your school is located four or 4,000 miles from Ninth Street, all high schools in the U.S. and Canada are invited to screen Global Lens films on their campuses this November—and we’ll even donate the DVDs to your school library! This event was a great success at schools during our World Cinema Week event in the spring, and we’re on the lookout for even more great campuses that will host our films. Email us at to make your school part of this unique event!

The Local Connection: For teachers and students in the San Francisco/Bay Area hoping to connect their classrooms to the world around them, GFI and our Ninth Street neighbor TILT are again teaming up to host a free film screening and discussion of THE KITE (Lebanon) on Thursday, November 15, 2012. The screening will be held at our Ninth Street offices. Click here to sign up your school or classroom for this free screening event!

Here’s what our partners (and students!), from around the country are saying about our films and their recent participation in World Cinema Week–our spring counterpart to IEW:

“Exceptionally motivating and mind-opening…our students are still talking about the films!”

–Laura de Toledo, Spanish Teacher, Language Lab Coordinator, The Chapin School (New York, NY), after screening Global Lens films OF LOVE AND EGGS (Indonesia) and THE PRIZE (Argentina) to students during GFI’s spring educational screening event, World Cinema Week 2012

A student at Columbia High (Maplewood, NJ) promotes Global Lens film screenings during World Cinema Week 2012! Photo: D. Camina

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Algerian film, ‘Masquerades’ during World Cinema Night. The film was lighthearted and entertaining, yet also educational and eye-opening. I came away from the film with a greater sense of what life is like in Algeria, especially for women.”

–Madeleine F.,  11th Grade, Melrose High School (Melrose, MA) in response to a screening of Global Lens film MASQUERADES

“The students loved their World Cinema Week experience, and those who missed it were encouraged by their friends to come next year! As soon as each film was over, students were already asking to check the films out from the library, and they have been loaned out several times since April!”

–Jennifer Homan, Global Studies Academy Lead Teacher, Forest Charter School (Nevada City, CA), after screening Global Lens films THE KITE (Lebanon) and OF LOVE AND EGGS (Indonesia) for students during World Cinema Week 2012

“Both films were a great success! We had over 140 students for the films!…These really rocked this year!!”

–Richard Katz, AP Human Geography Teacher, Roosevelt High School (Seattle, WA), after screening Global Lens films GETTING HOME (China) and OF LOVE AND EGGS (Indonesia) for students during World Cinema Week 2012

Whatever you do…don’t delay! Email to bring Global Lens to your high school for International

Education Week (November 12-16, 2012), or ask us how to purchase these films for your campus!

International Education Week (IEW) is an annual event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of State.

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