Exclusive Award-Winning Documentaries | Spring 2022
Educational licenses to the world’s most compelling & influential documentary films. Inform your classroom.

Stand with Oleg and the Children of Ukraine
"In February 24th, 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. With war raging across the country, Oleg and his beloved grandmother Alexandra have been forced to leave behind their beloved home in Hnutove, Eastern Ukraine " - Simon Lereng Wilmont, filmmaker of The Distant Barking of Dogs, an award-winning documentary showing Oleg and his grandmother on the frontlines of war in Ukraine.. Read more...
The News Literacy Project and Storm Lake Campaign
April 13, 2022
Get access to the NLP teacher's guide and special educators' version of Storm Lake for your classroom.

News literacy is an essential skill in the fight to sustain American democracy. Storm Lake and the News Literacy Project are bringing this work into the classroom with the launch of an educational curriculum, including exclusive free access to the film.
Any type of visibility is radical, political
April 26, 2022
GLAAD Award winner Franco on starting Curve, the best-selling lesbian magazine ever published.

Franco Stevens had the courage to put lesbians on the cover of a magazine at a time when gay women had no visibility. Listen to Franco on her work with women in today’s queer spaces to understand how Curve can continue to serve the community.
The Transformational Power of Storytelling
In Collaboration With The American Anthropological Association

Emmy Award-Winning Documentary The Rescue List reveals the realities of modern-day slavery, and how focusing on close observation, collaboration, and informed consent in filmmaking can be a bridge for stronger cross-cultural understanding.
America to Me
America to Me is a docuseries by Academy Award®-nominated director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself), which dives poignantly into issues of race and equity as students, faculty and administration at a Chicago area high school confront the challenges before them.
Access to the series and “Real Talk” guides, presented by Participant, is offered for free to all educators in the U.S. using the code: ATM2022.
Journalism & Documentaries Today
News outlets across the world have dropped the ball when it comes to providing true, authentic news footage and accounts of what is actually happening on the ground. There are two sides, or maybe even multiple sides, to every story. But who are we, as citizens, as viewers, and as innocent bystanders supposed to believe? Use Film Platform's forum resources as a gateway of understanding who to trust and why.
Explore the
Science of Joy
On This Month's Forum: A Focus on Mental Health
Discover the actual science behind how to find joy daily - one of the most significant proponents directly related to a positive sense of self.
Check out the highlights and full recording of our live panel conversation with Mission: JOY film co-director Peggy Callahan and Doug Abrams, author of the bestseller The Book of Joy.
Ernie & Joe:
Crisis Cops
This crucial documentary sheds light on how two Texas police officers are changing police response to mental health calls. Our Audience Engagement campaign offers free streaming access for law enforcement agencies across the US.
Picture a Scientist
When you picture a scientist, who do you see? Over 9,000 people from 67 countries registered for this impressive panel seeking answers to why women’s attrition from STEM fields is still a resistant issue. Using the film as an anchor for discussion, the expert panel included the 2020 Nobel Prize Award-winner in Chemistry, Jennifer Doudna, and was moderated by Scientific American’s Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Laura Helmuth.
Bending the Arc
Virtual Event

Is it possible to fight infectious viruses like COVID-19 and create a more just world in the process? Founders of Partners in Health, Dr. Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, and Dr. Jim Yong Kim joined the Sundance Institute Film Festival Director Tabitha Jackson for a candid conversation on some of the most time-sensitive and opportune topics in healthcare.
African-American Studies Spotlight: Mr. Soul!
February 8, 2022
Film Platform is thrilled to announce that award-winning documentary, Mr. Soul! has been selected as a 2022 Notable Film for Adults by the American Library Association Film and Media Round Table. Airing in the wake of the Civil Rights Movement, “Soul!” was revolutionary era programming that from 1969 until 1973 depicted the vibrancy of Black artistry and life in a way not yet seen.

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