Building on the Arab Film Festival’s history of programming with school age children, as well as at universities up and down California, the Arab Film and Media Institute is expanding its educational programming year round to make its library of films available to a greater number of youth nationwide.
AFMI’s catalog of films presents original, unexpected, and underrepresented stories and voices from the Arab world and the diaspora. The films featured connect students to characters and situations that they can relate to and that help them learn from within the Arab world, through the eyes and ears of contemporary filmmakers
Ed@AFMI works together with teachers and schools to tailor our offering to fit their specific curriculum and logistical needs. We organize individual classroom screenings, as well as schoolwide screenings, on or off campus. Ed@AFMI can also facilitate screenings by providing high quality equipment (HD project and widescreen) in order to show the films at their best.
Ed@AFMI will provide educators with a guide for contextualizing and discussing each film with their class. AFMI can also arrange for a member of AFMI or other specialist to be on hand to present the film, answer questions and facilitate the discussion. During the annual Arab Film Festival, filmmakers, actors and producers are available for school visits in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.
For more information, contact us at edu (at) arabfilminstitute (dot) org