JOURNEYS IN FILM
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
- Media & Broadcasting
Location50 SANDIA LNPLACITAS, NM 87043 United States
Journeys in Film believes in the story-telling power of film to educate the most visually literate generation in history. This generation’s role as culturally competent global citizens with a richer understanding of the diverse and complex world in which we live is essential. The organization seeks to help students: develop a deeper knowledge of global issues and current challenges, mitigate existing attitudes of cultural bias and racism, cultivate human empathy and compassion, and prepare for effective participation in the world economy as informed global citizens. We have become a leader in our field with cost-free standards-based resources available for 40 films through our website.
Journeys in Film transforms entertainment media into educational media by reaching into the global film market to find domestic and international narrative
and documentary films to engage audiences in active learning. Selected films are used as springboards to learn about specific topics, such as human rights,
poverty and hunger, stereotyping, environmental sustainability, global health and pandemics, refugee issues, racism, classism, gender roles and the status of
girls throughout the world, and much more. In addition to its free film-based lesson plans, JIF offers professional development for educators, support for
libraries and librarians, and tailored services for organizations seeking to use film to educate staff about key topics. JIF also measures how film can change
attitudes. Research supports the founding premise that film can be a powerful tool in bolstering viewer understanding of social issues.