Teen Screen

An Educational Field Trip that Changes Attitudes – and Lives

Once in a Lifetime


Recommended for grades 9-12 and French language students

105 Minutes

French, with subtitles

A dedicated history teacher at a French high school taps lessons of the Holocaust in an effort to motivate her troubled students. Initially reluctant to participate, everything changes for the students when they meet a Holocaust survivor. These once rebellious teens soon begin to see one another—and themselves—in a whole new light. Based on a true story.

Theme: Holocaust

Sub-Themes: Diversity, Teamwork, Overcoming Adversity, Personal Development