World Cinema Week Begins Today!

Click on the map above to view World Cinema Week 2011 participants!

More than 30 schools across the U.S. participate in GFI’s annual educational screening program

We’re pleased to announce that 31 high schools (and 2 universities) in 29 U.S. cities and towns—from tropical Kapaa, Hawaii to the Cape Cod village of Hyannis, Massachussetts and sunny Tucson, Arizona—are screening Global Lens all this week in celebration of our annual spring World Cinema Week screening program!

Many participants, such as The Oakwood School (Greenville, North Carolina) and Sweet Grass County High School (Big Timber, Montana), are screening films in class and assigning response papers or blog posts to students. Other schools, such as the College of Staten Island High School for International Studies (Staten Island, New York) and Nerinx Hall High School (St. Louis, Missouri), are hosting afterschool screenings with discussions as either part of a film night program, series or festival.

GFI is very excited about this year’s participants, and as part of our commitment to students and educators, each participating high school will keep the DVDs for their library’s permanent collection!

Here are some interesting facts about this year’s program:

  • 33 high schools and universities in 29 cities representing 20 different states
  • State with the most participants (5): New York (Hawaii is a close second with 4 schools hosting screenings)
  • 28 public high schools
  • 4 International Baccalaureate high schools
  • 3 charter high schools
  • High school with smallest student body (90): City Neighbors High School in Baltimore, MD
  • High school with the largest student body (3,300): Coral Gables Senior High School in Coral Gables, FL

Want to learn more about World Cinema Week and how your school can be involved? Check out our Education Program page or email education@globalfilm.org to find out how you can bring Global Lens to a school near you!

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