May was a busy month for education programs at the JBFC! From off-site events to film premieres to educator engagement, this month was the perfect window into the varied work our education programs do all year long.
May 11: White Plains Youth Bureau STEAM Fair
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“It is our story and there are no right answer or wrong answers, only good ideas.”
This is how Gcina Mhlope, an acclaimed children’s book writer and activist, sets the tone for the storytelling workshop that five orphaned African children from Swaziland are journeying into.
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Happy 2019! We’re thrilled to be starting a new year with so many exciting things on the horizon.Courses @ the Lab
High school ELA teacher Patrick Taylor attended the JBFCImage, Sound, and StoryTeacher Professional Development last month. Here is his reflection on the professional development experience and the impact the curriculum is already having in his classroom.
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Isle of Dogs is a 2018 animated film directed by Wes Anderson, who uses great elements of the country’s language and culture to create a fraught sense of unfamiliarity in the characters throughout the movie. The film is mainly set in Japan. It’s about a 12-year old boy who seeks | more »
The Breadwinner is a 2017 animated film about Parvana, a young girl in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan whose father is unjustly arrested, so she must dress as a boy to support her family while they try to find and save her father from prison. The film is directed by Nora Twomey, | more »
The Breadwinner, directed by Nora Twomey, tells the interesting story of Parvana and her life in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Living in poverty, Parvana and her injured father frequent the market to sell what little they have. Despite their living conditions, the family is | more »
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 »
Jane is a documentary about the life of Jane Goodall told almost exclusively from footage from her actual ventures into Gombe and other parts of Africa. For some context, Jane Goodall is a woman who, with zero scientific training, was sent into the Gombe wilderness to observe | more »
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 »