Documentaries

Friday 6/26/20 only at 7 pm - 8:30 pm EDT. 

 

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From the Director:

"It is an honor to bring the documentary film, Unschooled, to the AERO’s Conference this year. Last week, the virtual premiere at the SXSW EDU Film Festival was viewed by a record number of 1,600 people and 700 stayed for the panel discussion afterward! I am pleased to bring this film to a community dedicated to the alternative school movement and we look forward to working together to build support and fuel momentum for unschooling among parents, young people, educators administrators and funders. We are looking forward to seeing you there. After the film, we will host a discussion on “Unschooling: Inspiring New Communities and the Intersection of Self-Directed Education and Equity” with leaders in the movement.

In Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, we follow Delaney as she finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. She sets out to understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how we, as parents and educators, can empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience. 

We witness Delaney as she finds her way from ineffective parenting to much-improved strategies. We follow other personal stories of families from an array of backgrounds with a spectrum of emotional challenges. We also observe approaches in schools that provide strategies relevant beyond the classroom setting. Interwoven into the stories are surprising insights from brain researchers, psychologists, and thought leaders that reveal evidence-based ways to support mental wellness among our youth. The impact of social media and other screen time is incorporated in all the topics raised in Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, how it may be impacting our teens’ mental health, and what we can do to help foster youth in the face of struggles. 

Beyond Education is a thrilling documentary about transformation of society and cross cultural learning in times of crises.

 

Yasmin, a 14-year-old teenager does not want to go to school. She takes off on a learning journey with two indigenous educators of the Xucuru nation with the quest of exploring new forms of education.

 

During this journey they visit traditional fishermen communities, a software company, an indigenous Guarani village, public and alternative schools. Along the way we will get to know Yasmin, her perspective on our world, her relationship with learning, her wishes and her fears.

We will also learn about the extraordinary history of the Xucuru people that nearly disappeared in the 1980s. Today they form a nation of 12000 indigenous and run 38 Schools in their territory  with 3000 students and 230 indigenous educators.

 

This meeting of the protagonists reflects the current state of our humanity facing deep transformation. It is a film about friendship beyond ages and cultures.

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CaRabA

 

 

Sunday 6/28/20 only at 8:30 am - 10:00 am EDT. 

 

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The fictional cinema film CaRabA shows a world without schools. Five young people find their very own way in this new educational landscape. The coming-of-age film imaginatively explores how life itself becomes a continuous educational

experience. The first feature film on the future of education encourages people to develop visions together.

The starting question is: When and where does education actually happen?

Synopsis:
What would young people do if they could follow their own interests?
In the episode film CaRabA, SASKIA (24) researches a sleeping pill and struggles for its recognition; the disarming-naive NURI (8) accompanies his father while driving a taxi and interviews the passengers; the dreamy LOVIS (14) plays table tennis in the park, works on his time and falls in love; MAX (15) paints washing machines in the spin cycle and discovers God in Dürer (or vice versa); while in the only aimless JANNE (15) fate leads to a temporary move out of home and to field research on family.
CaRabA tells of trust - in oneself and in the people around one.

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