Verzio in high schools and film clubs

Free educational programs for high school students and film clubs

Since 2004 more than 7000 high school students attended Verzio’s free morning screenings. The sessions are completed with discussions between a professional moderator and the participants.

Due to the growing interest of teachers and students, in 2017 Verzio launched a year-round program to bring creative documentary films to the classrooms and film clubs.

The films cover a variety of topics and help developing visual literacy skills and human rights awareness. After 15 years experience of moderating discussions after student screening, Verzio developed special toolkits for teachers and moderators to provide additional context, questions for film analysis, related activities, readings, and other tips for further discussion.

You can now choose from the following films/topics:

#doinggood (Loeke de Waal & Steffi Posthumus, Netherlands, 2016, 59 min)
#volunteering #voluntourism #poverty #child povery #segregation #Africa&Europe #colonization #objectivity in documentaries

Punk Syndrome (Jukka Kärkkäinen – Jani-Petteri Passi, Finland, 2012, 85 min)
#punk #media #living with disability #film impact on the protagonists #integration

Our School (Mona Nicoara, Romania – Switzerland – USA, 2011, 90 min)
#Roma segregation vs integration #educational policies #childhood #identity politics #EU #structural poverty #social predjudices #shooting a creative documentary #filming children in documentary cinema

Thule Tuvalu (Matthias von Gunten, Switzerland – Tuvalu – Greenland, 2014, 51 min)
#global warming #indigenous society #cultural antropology #mass production vs self-sufficiency # environmental challenges #observation in a documentary

Tititá (Tamás Almási, Hungary, 2015, 90 min)
#talent development #profession #growing up #music #Roma integration #relationship of the filmmaker and protagonist #observational cinema

Sonita (Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, Switzerland – Iran – Germany, 2015, 91 min)
#islam #Iran & Afghanistan #women’s rights #forced marriage #refugee #documentary filmmaker #participatory documentary #filmmaking ethics

The Wait (Emil Langballe, Denmark, 2016, 58 min)
#asylum policies #bureaucracy #war zones #EU #integration #multiculturalism #family roles #women roles #diversity of Islam in different countries #fundamentalism #psychological illnesses #documentary as edited reality #methodology of documentaries #observational documentary

We invite high schools and film clubs from all over Hungary interested in screening one or more films on their premises to write to participate in this free program.

To register to our program please write us an email to info@verzio.org.