CIFF Films for Social Studies

The CIFF is almost here!  As I browsed the Cleveland International Film Festival College Program schedule today I made a list of films that could be useful to Social Studies and history teachers.  The list grew and grew, so I concluded this is a task best crowdsourced!

Here is my list of CIFF films that might interest Social Studies teachers and students.  It is by no means complete— feel free to browse and post any films I missed in the comments section or tweet us @SocstudiesatCSU.

If you attend a CIFF screening post your reviews of the films here as well.  Let’s get a  #sschat started!

FYI: this list is loosely organized by US, Europe, World, and Short categories.

US:

Here was Cuba
Year: 2013
Country:
Run Time: 78 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/here-was-cuba
Topic: Cuban Missile Crisis

Lesbiana
Year: 2012
Country: CANADA
Run Time: 63 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/lesbianamdasha-parallel-revolution
Topics: 1980s US, gay/lesbian history, women’s movements

The New Black
Year: 2013
Country: USA
Run Time: 80 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/the-new-black
Topic: US , gay rights movement

Alice Walker
Year: 2013
Country: UNITED KINGDOM, USA
Run Time: 84 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/alice-walker
Topic: African American history, Alice Walker

The Last One
Year: 2014
Country: USA
Run Time: 74 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/the-last-one
Topic: AIDS, Memory

American Arab
Year: 2013
Country: USA
Run Time: 58 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/american-arab
Topic: Arab Americans, Post 9/11 US, sociology

EUROPE:

Walesa. Man of Hope
Year: 2013
Country:
Run Time: 128 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/walesa-man-of-hope
Topic: Cold War, Poland

Welcome nowhere
Year: 2013
Country: USA, BULGARIA
Run Time: 80 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/welcome-nowhere
Topic: Roma

For Those Who Can Tell No Tales
Year: 2013
Country: BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, QATAR, GERMANY
Run Time: 75 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/for-those-who-can-tell-no-tales
Topic: Bosnian War

West
Year: 2013
Country: GERMANY
Run Time: 102 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/west
Topic: Cold War Berlin

Sources of Life
Year: 2013
Country: GERMANY
Run Time: 174 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/sources-of-life
Topic: Post WW II Germany

Watchers of the Sky
Year: 2014
Country: USA, CHAD, RWANDA, NETHERLANDS
Run Time: 114 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/watchers-of-the-sky
Topic: Raphael Lemkin, Genocide

Ludwig II
Year: 2012
Country: AUSTRIA, GERMANY
Run Time: 140 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/ludwig-ii
Topic: Bavaria, Ludwig II
WORLD:

Palestine Stereo
Year: 2013
Country: TUNISIA, PALESTINE
Run Time: 90 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/palestine-stereo
Topic: Palestine/Israel Conflict

Border
Year: 2013
Country: ITALY
Run Time: 95 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/border
Topic: Syria

Finding Home
Year: 2014
Country: USA, CAMBODIA
Run Time: 118 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/finding-home
Topic: Human Trafficking

Yemeniettes
Year: 2013
Country: YEMEN, USA
Run Time: 60 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/yemeniettes
Topic: Female entrepreneurs, gender equality, Yemen

Rock the Casbah
Year: 2012
Country: ISRAEL, FRANCE
Run Time: 93 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/rock-the-casbah
Topic: Palestine/Israel Conflict

Marmato
Year: 2014
Country: COLOMBIA, USA
Run Time: 87 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/marmato
Topic: Columbia, gold miners
Shorts:

Reporting on the Times: The New York Times and the Holocaust
Year: 2013
Country: USA
Run Time: 18 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/reporting-on-the-times-the-new-york-times-and-the-holocaust

Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution
Year: 2013
Country: USA
Run Time: 15 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/not-anymore-a-story-of-revolution
Topic: Syria

 

 

 

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