Student Verzio in high schools

Free educational programs for high school students

Choose a free film for your class!

Since 2004 more than 6000 high school students attended Verzio’s free morning screenings. The sessions are completed with discussions between a professional moderator and the participants.

Due to the growing interest of teachers and students, in 2017 Verzio launches a year-round program to bring creative documentary films to the classrooms.

Student Verzio films cover a variety of topics and help developing visual literacy skills and human rights awareness. Along with moderating discussions after each screening, Verzio develops special toolkits for teachers to provide additional context, questions for film analysis, related activities, readings, and other tips for further disucssion.

Schools can now choose from the following films/topics:

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

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 predjudices #shooting a creative documentary #filming children in documentary cinema

Thule Tuvalu (Matthias von Gunten, Switzerland – Tuvalu – Greenland, 2014, 51 min)
#global warming #indigenous society #cultural antropology #mass production vs self-sufficiency # environmental challenges #observation in a documentary

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

We invite high schools from all over Hungary interested in screening one or more films on their premises to write to 

Szabolcs Szirony, Student Program coordinator - in order to get more information or organize a screening.

szironyszabolcs@gmail.com