Tagged: Focus On Nature

Student Critic Review - Jane

The film Jane, directed by Brett Morgen, tells the captivating story of Jane Goodall and her studies and adventures in Africa. Created in part using unseen original footage rediscovered in 2014, the film’s great cinematography and editing allows Jane’s passion and commitment to | more »


High School Student Critic Review - Seasons

Seasons is a 2016 French documentary directed by Jacques Perrin about the forests of Europe and the wildlife therein, spanning from the last ice age to modern day. Based on the premise alone, one can deduce that this is not a conventionally told story, especially for a | more »


High School Student Critic Review - Before the Flood

Before the Flood, directed by Fisher Stevens, explores the strikingly harsh global issue of climate change. Narrated by actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the film follows his travels around the world. He visits places like Greenland, India, and Florida, where scientists, politicians, and | more »


"Monkey Kingdom: A Documentary For the Whole Family"

Few movies can captivate children and environmentalists at the same time, but Monkey Kingdom is one of the rare exceptions. It remains a truthful documentary about nature but tells a “Cinderella story.”

The documentary follows the story of a toque macaque, a monkey named Maya, and | more »


Fun and Rigorous

What a week! Today marks the final day of our Summer Teachers Institute, and it's been a fantastic time from start-to-finish. To tell the whole story of our professional development experience, it's worth beginning at the end. This afternoon we wrapped the Summer Teachers | more »


Sneak Preview: View Now Do Now

As you may already know,View Now Do Nows are mini-projects designed to spark creativity and engage audiences in fun and unexpected ways. Since their debut our View Now Do Nows have generated some exciting responses from all kinds of people. Check out VNDN no. 14, to see some | more »


Animated Learning

Simon Dudar is a fourth grade teacher at Haldane School in Cold Spring, NY. He was introduced to the JBFC by his principal, Brent Harrington, whose son had been a student at the Media Arts Lab.

If you were to walk into most classrooms during a typical math lesson you would | more »