There are now quite a few ways to watch or screen the TEACHED short films, so we thought we'd make a quick list to make sure you are maximizing the options, most of which are very low-cost if not free (we want everyone to be able to access these films). Also be sure to sign up for our mailing list (on the home page) to get news about new films and screening dates.
THE WHERE-TO-GET-TEACHED CHEAT SHEET (try to say that ten times real fast!)
- KANOPY. Over 3,000 universities, colleges and libraries subscribe to this awesome service, which makes viewing FREE for their students, professors and members.
- VIMEO-ON-DEMAND. We love Vimeo for its high-quality content and presentation. You can rent or buy the TEACHED films here to stream any time without ads.
- TEACHED VOL. I (The Path to Prison, The Blame Game and Unchartered Territory) and the short film Code Oakland are available on DVD. Go here.
Host a Screening:
- ll five of the current TEACHED short films are available for screening at events, your workplace, faith-based institutions, etc. Go here to get started.
Attend a Screening:
- Keep an eye out for our presence at film festivals (around the world!) and at conferences and special events on our find a screening page.
By TEACHED intern Zachary Dorcinville
Justice, self-healing, and cultural expression were some of the main themes along with many others presented at the inaugural Uptown Short Film Festival last month in Harlem, NYC. I walked into the theater with my expectations through the roof, however they were still shattered by the impactful vibe of all of the films.
One of the short documentary films centered around a woman who was sexually molested as a child and terrified of being involved in a relationship ever since. In search of a solution for her chronic depression and anxiety, Anita Kopacz turned to alternative therapeutic interventions and self expression, conquering fear and opening herself up to healing. This film sent a strong message to others who have been in a similar circumstance.
The film that left the biggest mark on me however was "Think of Calvin", a short film by Loudspeaker Films' Kelly Amis about the harsh reality of racial profiling for African Americans (you can watch the trailer here). As the film progressed, I was easily able to identify with the crowd which was mesmerized by the provocative and surprising story. As facts were presented at the end of the film, there was a chilling effect felt throughout the crowd, me included. Film director Kelly Amis received a well deserved second place trophy at the end of the festival, and as an intern I was honored to walk up and congratulate her in a big moment.
March 22, 2016
We ♥ Oakland! Last year, Loudspeaker Films moved its headquarters to Oakland, one of the most diverse and progressive cities in America. And many great things have happened since...
Oakland International Film Festival
We are honored to be featured at the Oakland International Film Festival again this year for the West Coast premiere of Think of Calvin, our newest short film.
If you're in the Bay Area, please join us at the Grand Lake Theater on April 7th (tickets here) as we share this story of one family's encounter with racial profiling and its aftermath.
Talented locals, filmmaker Shaka Jamal (right)and musician Kev Choice, both worked on Think of Calvin, with Kev's original song Blues for Blueford bringing new meaning to the film's score. Check out Kev's music here and Shaka's film work here.
The Oakland Festival will also feature an encore screening of Code Oakland at Impact Hub onApril 8th (tickets here). Director Kelly Amis will join OUSD's Chris Chatmon and Calculus Roundtable's Jim Hollis in a panel discussion after the film program.
#CodeOakland @ #ASU-GSV
We will be taking some Oaklandish thinking to the ASU-GSV Summit this year, a conference that brings together a multitude of innovators, entrepreneurs, policy makers, educators and otherleaders to discuss and shape the future of technology and learning.
Director Kelly Amis will present Code Oakland at the summit, followed by a Q&A that will focus on how Bay Area social entrepreneurs are changing the face and future of technology...and why more companies should prioritize diversity from day one.
Inaugural Tech Equity Week
Kalimah Priforce (below), founder of Qeyno Labs and the inspiration behind Code Oakland, recently launched Tech Equity Week(#TEQWeek) to address equality and diversity within the tech industry.
We were honored to screen Code Oakland at theTech Equity Week Commencement Gala, with local luminaries Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf,Oakland Digital's Shaun Tai and our fave all-girl band, Sisters Keeper taking the stage!
The packed house honored Mitch and Freada Kapor, whose Center for Social Impact has done so much to support inclusivity in the tech sector.
Want to host a screening? Contact Outreach Coordinator Fatima Nasiyr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of the highlights from the TEACHED film series in 2015 include:
An Interview with DeRay Mckesson
New Team Members
The Atlantic's Race & Justice Summit
Sharing the Code of Oakland
Introducing the Future of Tech
On Nov. 12th, 2015, we will show preview clips from our upcoming short film "Think of Calvin" at a tremendous Race & Justice Summit in Washington, DC being organized by the Atlantic magazine's Atlantic Live program and featuring Atlantic correspondent and author Ta-Nehisi Coates. TEACHED Producer/Director Kelly Amis will speak at the event. To register, go here.
We have less than two weeks to go in our Kickstarter campaign to finish TEACHED Vol. II: three new short films about race, education and equality. You can watch the trailer for two of themon Kickstarter: Code Oakland and Think of Calvin.
Many independent film projects like ours rely on crowdfunding: lots of people giving what they can.
Please make a pledge today and share the news with everyone you know.
Other ways to help:
- Send an email to 10+ friends! Copy, paste and send:
- I made a pledge to this Kickstarter campaign for the awesome independent film project TEACHED, because I believe we need more ways to bring communities together for candid discussion around issues of race, equality and opportunity. TEACHED short films, produced and directed by former teacher and long-time education equality activist Kelly Amis, focus on the experiences of urban youth in America today. Please join me in helping TEACHED finish three new films; you can watch the trailer for the first one, "Code Oakland," and read more about the project, HERE.
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