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June Discount: 10% off MTM11 for Educators
School’s (almost) out for summer and Arts Engine is excited to offer educators a special end-of-the-year discount on our specially curated Media That Matters collection. These short films have been integrated in media literacy programs, classroom curriculum and non-profit awareness raising campaigns across the country and include subject-specific Take Action links and free online discussion guides via the Media That Matters website. For the month of June, you can add this important resource to your classroom toolkit and receive 10% off the Media That Matters 11 DVD by entering the promo code TN1008 upon checkout; discount only applies to Schools, Libraries & Community Organizations, and Universities, Colleges & Institutions.
About MEDIA THAT MATTERS 11
Producer: Arts Engine
Run Time: 92 minutes
Enter the Promo Code TN1008 to receive a 10% discount upon checkout
Walking Home (4:03 min, USA)
Directed by Nuala Cabral. Produced by Third World Newsreel (Filmmaker Nuala Cabral in person)
Walking Home is an experimental piece about women ritually facing street harassment as they walk home. Shot in Brooklyn and Philadelphia, it mixes 16mm film, video, poetry and music in an effort to honor and reclaim our voice, name and humanity in the public sphere. This is for the walkers, talkers and those who say nothing.
After the Harvest: Fighting Hunger in the Coffee Lands (6:11 min, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua)
Directed by Brian Kimmel, Producer, Laura Peterson
In a recent survey of small-scale coffee famers in Mexico, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, over 67% indicated they were unable to maintain their normal diet for 3-8 months of the year. After the Harvest is a film that brings the day-to-day challenges of the thin months to life in the voices of coffee farmers themselves, and shares the successes of creative projects that have been established to eliminate this annual period of food insecurity.
Amen (4:35 min, USA)
Directed by Yusef Haron. Producer, Michelle Chan
Amen is about two men from different faiths and race, who come to an understanding in a local dinner, that they aren‰Ûªt as different as they may have thought.
Article of Faith (10 min, USA)
Director and produced by Christina Antonakos-Wallace
A portrait of Sikh-American activist Sonny Singh, as he organizes New York City Sikh-youth to combat harassment in their school. Article of Faith is part of a larger documentary project entitled with Wings and Roots currently in production.
Burning Barriers (8:16 min, USA)
Producer: Tribeca Film Institute/ Summer Arts Program
Female firefighters have been protecting homes and saving lives for thirty years but continue to remain in the shadows of their male colleagues. Burning Barriers aims to highlight the struggle of these brave women to gain acceptance inside the firehouse as well as in their communities and families.
Everybody‰Ûªs Nuts (12 min, USA)
Director and producer Fabian Euresti
This film explores the choice of two individuals whose economic circumstances 20 years ago are still much the same.
Isa‰Ûªs Final Draft (9:24 min, USA)
Produced by Global Action Project
By choosing to focus on the personal journey of a young undocumented woman, the youth producers highlighted both the interpersonal and institutional challenges that disempower their community.
It‰Ûªs In Your Hands (2:34 min, USA)
Director and produced by Andrew Hinton
A young couple in Maharashtra working in health and sanitation in India supports local villagers in implementing solutions to improve water access and quality, and raising awareness of sanitation issues. 3.5 million children die annually due to diarrhea and acute respiratory infection worldwide - more than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. A simple act can save large numbers of these kids: hand washing with soap.
LGBT Teens in Chicago (5:13 min, USA)
Produced by Free Spirit Media
LGBT Teens in Chicago was created by five youth working with non-profit organization Free Spirit Media in partnership with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. The youth filmmakers explore the topic of homosexuality in high schools in Chicago, exposing various youth perspectives and seeking to promote understanding and respect.
My Fellow American (2:49 min, USA)
Directed by Rob Gardner. Produced by Alex Kronemer and Unity Productions Foundation
What if recognizable faces, faces of neighbors and friends were suddenly vilified by public rhetoric. What would you do?
Sick Wid It (10:01 min, USA)
Directed and produced by Ryan Malloy and Briar March
One dance style, born of the streets of Oakland is giving youth a way to express themselves on the dance floor.
The Leaves Keep Falling (12:02 min, USA)
Director: Isaac Haney-Owens Producer: Isaac Haney-Owens and Talking Eyes Media
As part of its herbicidal program during the Vietnam War, the U.S. military sprayed some 12 million gallons of Agent Orange defoliant on Vietnam. Forty years later, the toxin Agent Orange is still wreaking havoc on three generations of Vietnamese civilians.
Talking About It (5:04 min, USA)
Director: Isaac Haney-Owens Producer: BAYCAT
A young filmmaker and photographer brings us into his world of living with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Published on May 31, 2012