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Fashion Reimagined (D: Becky Hutner)

Our annual Focus program offers a selection of documentaries all revolving around a certain theme, available for in-school viewing.

The theme for the 2023 Focus program is Persistence. This year’s Focus docs cover many subjects. STEM, sport, fashion, and music all serve as entry points for these stories of individuals determined to make a difference in the world, no matter what barriers they meet.

  • Program is available November 6 to December 8, 2023
  • An online screening link and education package is sent with your booking confirmation
  • Screening links become active at 12:00AM ET on November 6, and expire at 11:55PM ET on December 8
  • Booking is open until December 6 to allow viewing until December 8
  • Please preview any film(s) booked before sharing with your students to ensure that it is appropriate for your class


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Questions?  CONTACT Elspeth Arbow

2023 Films

Coded Bias

  • D: Shalini Kantayya
  • USA
  • 2020
  • 90 min
Recommended for Grades 7-12

Fashion Reimagined

  • D: Becky Hutner
  • UK, USA
  • 2022
  • 100 min
Recommended for Grades 5-12

Life Without Basketball

  • D: Tim O’Donnell
  • USA
  • 2018
  • 89 min
Recommended for Grades 7-12

Mind Check 1-2, 1-2

  • D: Ian Keteku
  • Canada
  • 2023
  • 10 min
Recommended for Grades 5-12

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