social change

Teaching REPORTER

Use this guide with the film, Reporter, featuring New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof to help students explore what it means to be a global citizen in the information age.

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Teaching RED SCARF GIRL

Use this guide to Ji-li Jiang’s engaging memoir set during the tumultuous years of the Cultural Revolution in China to help students explore themes of conformity, obedience, and prejudice.

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Red Scarf Girl (DVD)

Ji-Li Jiang brings her memoir to life in this film, telling her personal story of survival during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century--China’s Cultural Revolution.

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Young & Restless in China

Nine ambitious, young Chinese men and women living in a rapidly changing society defy Eastern cultural traditions in pursuit of more Western values.

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Hineini: Coming Out in a Jewish High School

A lesbian student at a Jewish high school confronts her identity as a Jew and a lesbian, and is determined to establish a Gay-Straight Alliance at her school.

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Morning Sun

This documentary focuses on China's Cultural Revolution, the communist movement led by Mao Zedong that radically altered the country during 1960s and '70s, detailing the tremendous social and political upheaval.

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China: A Century of Revolution

This first-hand look at China's tumultuous history examines the country's social, political, and cultural upheaval through eyewitness accounts, archival film footage, and commentary.

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Yuri Kochiyama: A Passion for Justice

This documentary chronicles Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese American woman who has a history of activism on a wide range of issues, and her contribution to social change.

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Darfur Now

Six diverse people striving to end the suffering in war-ravaged Darfur are followed in this documentary, demonstrating the power of individuals to influence social change.

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Come Walk in My Shoes

This award-winning documentary provides a first-person perspective on the non-violent protests that challenged segregation laws in the South and led to the passage of the Voting RIghts Act in 1965.

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