How it Works

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  • Teachers choose a film from Teen Screen’s diverse lineup and schedule their screening date.
  • Teen Screen provides a study-guide for the film and an optional in-classroom lesson, guided by an experienced educator, that prepares students to see the film.
  • School groups meet at a movie theater to watch the film.
  • The screening is followed by a guided discussion in which students articulate their impressions and viewpoints in an encouraging environment.
  • When possible, Teen Screen welcomes special guests with a connection to the topic, such as Holocaust survivors or human rights advocates.
  • Back at school, students reflect on their experience in a written response.
“Salam Neighbor is an extraordinary movie, probably the best documentary I’ve ever seen. I, like every other high school student in America, have heard or seen something about Syrian refugees, but this movie made it real. It showed me not just the hardships that these people face, but the hope they have to make their lives better. There are basic human rights that everyone should have access to, no matter what they look like or what religion they practice. It is eye-opening to see that human dignity and basic human rights are not respected around the world. I would like to make a difference in the lives of Syrian refugees, and I will start by talking with my family and friends to increase awareness of the crisis.”
—Student, Pittsburgh Perry High School