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Oct. 2nd & 3rd – Film Foundation & DAFT Offer Free Film Curriculum & Screenings at DIA

Following a successful pilot a few years ago the Film Foundation has developed a much-expanded curriculum that uses movies to teach concepts in American history and culture. Detroit was selected as one of three cities for the rollout where the DIA will be the host for workshop and film screenings on October 2nd and 3rd, 2018.

The free professional development workshop provides a full range of materials to participants along with evening film screenings that are also free and open to the public. The themes of the new materials are Labor, Immigration and Civil Rights. This workshop will be especially valuable to any engaged teacher of history, civics, social studies, media production or language arts for middle and high school students.
The free evening film screenings were very powerful, especially At The River I Stand scheduled for Tuesday, October 2nd at 7 p.m. at the Detroit Film Theatre. It is a documentary about the two months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King’s visit to Memphis and ultimately his death there.
Register by contacting Julia Wayne at or call (323) 436-5095
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