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2016 CIFF Film list for Social Studies/History Educators

*This is a cross-post with Social Studies @ CSU*

The Cleveland International Film Festival is around the corner! I am keeping up with the tradition to look through the schedule and see which films will be interesting and useful for History and Social Studies teachers. Every year key themes emerge from this list. Perhaps not surprising, this year’s dominant themes are migration, climate change, and race.

Let’s get the #CIFF40 #sschat started in the comments and on Twitter @SocstudiesatCSU!

Current CSU Social Studies students: contact me at shelley.rose@csuohio.edu if you plan to see a film on the list.  I have a limited number of vouchers available for students thanks to the CSU Office of Engagement.

Current College Students:  Present your current student ID for free admission. See http://www.clevelandfilm.org/college for more details.

Disclaimer and Navigation: This is not an exhaustive list of all films at the festival. I have organized it into loose categories of US, World, and Europe

US
2nd Life
Year: 2015
Country: USA
Run Time: 8 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2016/2nd-life
Topic: Migration

May 4th: Our Place in History
Year: 2015
Country: USA
Run Time: 26 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2016/may-4-our-place-in-history
Topic: Kent State, Protest

BELIEVELAND (featuring CSU’s own Mark Souther)
Year: 2016
Country: USA
Run Time: 77 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2016/believeland
Topics: Cleveland
World

SONITA
Year: 2015
Country: GERMANY, IRAN, SWITZERLAND
Run Time: 90 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2016/sonita
Topics: Afghanistan, Iran, arranged marriage, migration

YALLAH! UNDERGROUND
Year: 2015
Country: CZECH REPUBLIC, GERMANY, UNITED KINGDOM, EGYPT, CANADA, USA
Run Time: 85 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2016/yallah-underground
Topics: Arab Spring, Music

HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD AND LOVE ALL THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN’T CHANGE
Year: 2016
Country: USA, AUSTRALIA, CHINA, ECUADOR, ICELAND, PERU, SAMOA, VANUATU, ZAMBIA
Run Time: 125 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2016/how-to-let-go-of-the-world-and-love-all-the-things-climate-cant-change
Topics: Climate Change, Geography

WALLS (Muros)
Year: 2015
Country: SPAIN, MOROCCO, USA, MEXICO, SOUTH AFRICA, ZIMBABWE, PALESTINE
Run Time: 80 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2016/walls
Topics: Borderlands, Geography

Europe

1944
Year: 2015
Country: ESTONIA, FINLAND
Run Time: 100 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2016/1944
Topics: World War II, Eastern Europe

Morris From America
Year: 2016
Country: USA, GERMANY
Run Time: 89 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2016/morris-from-america
Topics: Migration, Race

PARISIENNE (Peur de rien)
Year: 2015
Country: FRANCE
Run Time: 119 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2016/parisienne
Topics: Migration

BABAI
Year: 2015
Country: GERMANY, KOSOVO, MACEDONIA, FRANCE
Run Time: 104 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2016/babai
Topics: Kosovo
ENCLAVE
Year: 2015
Country: GERMANY, SERBIA
Run Time: 92 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2016/enclave
Topics: Kosovo

THE FENCER (Miekkailija)
Year: 2015
Country: FINLAND, ESTONIA, GERMANY
Run Time: 99 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2016/the-fencer
Topics: Soviet Union, Cold War

HEIL
Year: 2015
Country: GERMANY
Run Time: 104 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2016/heil
Topics: Germany, Neo-Nazi

WINNETOU’S SON (Winnetous Sohn)
Year: 2015
Country: GERMANY
Run Time: 92 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2016/winnetous-son
Topics: Karl May, Germany

EVERY FACE HAS A NAME
Year: 2015
Country: SWEDEN
Run Time: 73 minutes
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2016/every-face-has-a-name
Topics: Migration, Sweden, World War II