Verzió in High Schools and Film Clubs

Free documentary films for high school students and film clubs

More than 10,000 high school students have attended Verzió’s free morning screenings since the program started in 2004. All screenings have included a discussion between the participants and a professional moderator.

Due to the growing interest of teachers and students, in 2017 Verzió launched a year-round program to bring creative documentary films to classrooms and film clubs.

These films cover a variety of topics, and help develop visual literacy skills and human rights awareness. With 15 years of experience in moderating student discussions, Verzió has developed toolkits for teachers and moderators to provide additional context, questions for film analysis, related activities, readings, and other tips for further discussion.

The following films/topics are currently available through School Verzió:

#doinggood (Loeke de Waal & Steffi Posthumus, Netherlands, 2016, 59 min)
#volunteering #voluntourism #poverty #child poverty #segregation #Africa&Europe #colonization #objectivity in documentaries

The Punk Syndrome* (Jukka Kärkkäinen – Jani-Petteri Passi, Finland, 2012, 85 min)
#punk #media #living with disability #film impact on the protagonists #integration

Our School(Mona Nicoara, Romania – Switzerland – USA, 2011, 90 min)
#Roma segregation vs integration #educational policies #childhood #identity politics #EU #structural poverty #social prejudices #filming children in documentary cinema

Tititá* (Tamás Almási, Hungary, 2015, 90 min)
#talent development #profession #growing up #music #Roma integration #relationship of the filmmaker and protagonist #observational cinema

Sonita(Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, Switzerland – Iran – Germany, 2015, 91 min)
#Islam #Iran & Afghanistan #women’s rights #forced marriage #refugee #documentary filmmaker #participatory documentary #filmmaking ethics

The Wait (Emil Langballe, Denmark, 2016, 58 min)
#asylum policies #bureaucracy #war zones #EU #integration #multiculturalism #family roles #women roles #diversity of Islam in different countries #fundamentalism #psychological illnesses #documentary as edited reality #methodology of documentaries #observational documentary

Complicit (Heather White - Lynn Zhang, USA, 2017, 60 min)
#economy #environment #health #policies #activism #capitalism #globalism #labor rights #China

Singing with Angry Bird* (Hyewon Jee, South Korea, 2016, 57 min)
#family #community #art #performance #education #poverty #India #women roles #documentary structure #individual perspectives

Granny Project* (Bálint Révész, United Kingdom - Hungary, 2017, 89 min)
#holocaust memory #WW2 history #society #family #Europe #generations #participatory documentary

*Films marked with an asterisk are available for film clubs as well.

We invite high schools and film clubs that are interested in hosting a screening of one or more of these films on their premises, anywhere in Hungary, to register to participate in this free program.

To register, please write us at: info@verzio.org.