JOURNEYS IN FILM is an innovative new project that provides foreign films and accompanying curricula to middle-school classrooms. The result? Students gain a deeper understanding of cultures around the globe, while also honing in on necessary skills like empathy, comprehension, and a more dynamic understanding of schoolroom subjects like history, math, science, and more.
While textbooks have long been the educational medium of choice, founder Joanne Ashe firmly believes that film can help bolster students' engagement with classroom lessons and serve as a window into other cultures. Founded in 2003, and recently supported by the Norman Lear Center, Journeys In Film is a novel non-profit that seeks to help improve the state of education–one good movie at a time.
And it's an educational movement Hollywood is excited about. Journeys in Films just released their newest PSA, starring spokesman Liam Neeson (Schindler's List) and the cause has attracted devoted supporters from all around the industry. Emmy-award-winning actor Tony Shalhoub, currently starring in Lincoln Center Theater's 75th Anniversary production of the Clifford Odets classic Golden Boy, sat down to speak about the project and share what he loves most about the educational impact of film. Check out the interview below!
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