Media Education FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

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Review the library of films, documentaries, and short films in our collection.

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Tumbleweeds Films

Tumbleweeds Films for Kids offers a monthly selection of films from around the world.

LIYANA

LIYANA

A genre-defying documentary that tells the story of five children in the Kingdom of Eswatini who turn past trauma into ...
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TALLER PARA FAMILIAS – CONCEPTOS BÁSICOS PARA HACER UNA PELÍCULA

TALLER PARA FAMILIAS – CONCEPTOS BÁSICOS PARA HACER UNA PELÍCULA

DE QUÉ SE TRATA: ¿Te encanta ver películas? ¿Alguna vez has visto una película y has pensado "¡Me encantaría hacer ...
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NYICFF ¡VIVA KID FLICKS! (2020)

NYICFF ¡VIVA KID FLICKS! (2020)

Spanish language short films for ages 8+! Presented in partnership with New York International Children’s Film Festival. New York International ...
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NYICFF KID FLICKS ONE (2020)

NYICFF KID FLICKS ONE (2020)

NYICFF KID FLICKS ONE 2020-2021 A program of inspiring short films for ages 5+! Presented in partnership with New York ...
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Short Films

The Present

The Present

The story of a boy who would rather spend his time indoors playing video games instead of discovering what’s waiting outside the front door. One day his mother decides to
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Forglemmegei

Forglemmegei

Deep in the Norwegian forest, there is an old man, living an orderly and quiet life. Closed off from the rest of the world, he spends his days together with
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Iron Hands

Iron Hands

Iron Hands (Tie Shou) tells the story of a determined 12-year-old girl who finds an unexpected ally in her bid to join the traditionally all-boys Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team.
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JessZilla

JessZilla

JessZilla is about a ten-year-old with a fire in her heart for boxing and a dedicated father caught between supporting her dreams of becoming a professional fighter and worries about
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Documentaries

ALIVE INSIDE

ALIVE INSIDE

A social worker works to share their important discovery - that listening to music can unlock the memories of people suffering from dementia.
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THE ANTHROPOLOGIST

THE ANTHROPOLOGIST

The Anthropologist tells the parallel stories of famed cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead and Susie Crate, an environmental anthropologist currently studying the impact of climate change. Mead and Crate’s daughters are
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BLOOD BROTHER

BLOOD BROTHER

A young man from Pennsylvania decides to change his life after he visits an HIV orphanage in India.
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A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORY

A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORY

The story of a young woman who used her experience with being cyberbullied to start a worldwide anti-bullying crusade.
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BULLY

BULLY

A candid look at the effects of bullying on teens in America’s heartland.
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FED UP

FED UP

Making the case that the obesity epidemic in America’s children isn’t due to lack of exercise, but to excessive sugar intake.
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MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE

MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE

Explores the life and tragic death of Matthew Shepard, the gay student murdered in Laramie, WY.
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A PLACE AT THE TABLE

A PLACE AT THE TABLE

An analysis of the growing problem of food insecurity in America.
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UNBRANDED

UNBRANDED

Follow four young men as they attempt to prove the value of mustang horses by riding them from Mexico to Canada.
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Utah Film Center Media Education programs are supported by POPS

About POPS
POPS (Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools) is an educational outreach program in the fine arts that provides a mechanism for Utah’s professional art organizations to assist in teaching the Utah’s fine art core curriculum in the public schools. Professional organizations match state revenues to support and enhance the delivery of art education through demonstrations, performances, presentations, and educational activities in the schools. The program ensures that each of the 41 school districts have the opportunity to receive services in a balanced and comprehensive manner over three years.

Utah Film Center POPS 2019-20 Final Annual Report

For more information contact Utah Film Center’s Media Education team at education@utahfilmcenter.org