Thank you to all of the teachers and students who participated in our second annual DocLands Education program in May!

We had a great time sharing our curated selection of free screenings from the DocLands Documentary Film Festival program with more than 2,300 students from 25 schools around the country. Featuring 8 different film programs for grades 4–12, this year’s DocLands Education program was presented both in-person at the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael and online on our CAFILM Education platform. The films explored a wide range of subjects from youth poets to endangered big cats to an all-female expedition to the North Pole, and each screening was followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and supplemented by a toolkit of curriculum resources for integrating the films into classroom curriculum.

Our Filmmakers Go to School program offered an additional interactive film festival experience through live discussions at local school campuses, where students were able to meet guest filmmakers, discuss their films, and ask questions about the art and craft of filmmaking.

Whether online or in-person, we hope you will join us for more great films and conversations at the DocLands Documentary Film Festival next spring!

DocLands Education conversation with THE MISSFITS Director Ellie Wen and Film Subjects Emma Bethel and Maddie Woo, and PIGEON GIRL Director Whitney Legge and Film Subject Maryam, moderated by CAFILM Director of Education Joanne Parsont.

This program is so important for the enrichment of our students, and I was very pleased with how easy it was for all of my students to participate.
— Teacher, Holy Names High School

I learned that there are a lot of amazing things about the world.
— 
Student, Aptos Middle School

DOCLANDS EDUCATION IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM

NANCY P. AND RICHARD K. ROBBINS FAMILY FOUNDATION