Films with Class: Middle/High School

Lyuwei Chen, Alex S. Hinton, Grace Lee, Dave Jannetta

Teaching through film. RiverRun recognizes the unique and critical role arts education plays in reaching students in and outside the classroom. Through our free education program, Films With Class, we present screenings of carefully selected films during the school year and at the Festival each spring. In these two shorts blocks, we chose short films that will partner with the current curriculum to teach students through film.



Presented in Multiple Parts

‘A’-t’i’ Xwee-ghayt-nish (Still, We Live On)

With their language facing extinction, the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation in Northern California is working against t...
41 min | Dave Jannetta | English
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Having forged his own path out of desperation, MacArthur Genius Award-winning musician Bright Sheng describes ...
30 min | Lyuwei Chen | | Chinese, English
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Freedom Waders: The Struggle to Integrate Chicago’s Rainbow Beach

"Freedom Waders" tells a long-forgotten chapter of the civil rights movement. In 1960, Velma Murphy, President...
15 min | Alex S. Hinton | | English
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Director Grace Lee’s remarkable film focuses on two budding activists: Audre (10), who fights against Asian ...
27 min | Grace Lee | | English
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4:30 PM — Reynolds Place Theatre


Apr 29, 12:00 PM — May 6, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)