Talent Lab 2020

Feature Films for High School Students

This program, which was intended for our in-person festival scheduled for April 2020, has been cancelled. To view our 2020 Online Edition’s programming, click here.

This is an excellent field trip opportunity for high school students to learn about films and cultures from around the world. These weekday screenings of award-winning feature films are followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker or a discussant. Study guides are provided to all participating teachers, offering useful questions, activities and additional resources for integrating each program’s content into the curriculum.

This program is available for grades 8–12.

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Where: Vancity Theatre

To REGISTER: Please fill in the form below. Email education[at]r2rfestival.org if you have any questions.

Cost: $7 per student (film + study guide)
Cancellation Policy: Your booking must be cancelled at least two weeks in advance for a full refund. Please send your cancellation in writing to the education [at] r2rfestival.org.

This coming of age tale centres on the traditional nomad life of the Mongolian steppe, living in harmony with nature. After his father dies in a tragic car accident, Amra is forced to abandon his childhood reverie and assume financial responsibility for his family. Veins of the World marks Oscar nominated director Byambasuren Davaa’s debut, The Story of the Weeping Camel, as a dramatic feature filmmaker.

Slater Jewell-Kemker, remember that name! As a youth delegate representing Canada on the global stage, Slater grew up concerned about the environment. Hoping her lens might offer a path to a better world, Slater, at the age of 15, began witnessing the struggle of young people fighting for a cleaner, fairer planet. Youth Unstoppable sets the stage for a pivotal shift in the global climate movement, one which centers the rise of youth activism. Ultimately uplifting, this documentary digs to the root of our climate crisis and presents a way to move forward.

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