Movies that Matter: Film Screenings for Middle Schools

I Learn America

Educators

Thursday, December 3, 2015
10 am – 1 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

Middle school students, along with their teachers, view award-winning documentaries that examine issues such as identity, culture, and tolerance. Each day of film screenings features post-film discussions and a pizza lunch.

Today's film: I Learn America

More than 300 teenagers from 50 countries attend Brooklyn’s International High School at Lafayette, a public school dedicated to serving newly arrived immigrants. In I Learn America, these students strive to master English, adapt to families they have not seen in years, confront the universal trials of adolescence, and search for a future they can claim as their own.
Directed by Jean-Michel Dissard and Gitte Peng

Free; to register or for more information, please call 212.423.3254 or email  teenprograms@thejm.org.

Movies That Matter is made possible through the generosity of the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.

Additional support is provided through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Still from I Learn America, directed by Jean-Michel Dissard and Gitte Peng, 2013, 90 mins.

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