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CFI Education’s Filmmakers Go to School (FGTS) program connects elementary, middle, and high school students with filmmakers from around the world by coordinating onsite visits to classrooms throughout the Bay Area.

Through FGTS, students get the unique opportunity to meet filmmakers and engage in in-depth discussions about their work within the small-group classroom setting. At the same time, filmmakers get the chance to share their work with young audiences and talk with them more informally about the art, craft, and business of filmmaking.

With schools closed, we are now offering FGTS Virtual Visits online to connect students with films and filmmakers and provide engaging and inspiring experiences to supplement their distance learning. Our new virtual FGTS program provides educators with links to films for students to stream online followed by live online discussions with filmmakers.
If you would like your students to take part in a Virtual Visit, contact our Education Outreach Manager, Shakira Refos, at [email protected].

UPCOMING PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES

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MORONI FOR PRESIDENT

FREE VIRTUAL SCREENING + LIVESTREAM Q&A

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FRAMELINE YOUTH IN MOTION

THE FILM  + CURRICULUM RESOURCES –  AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY UPON REGISTRATION
MORONI FOR PRESIDENT
The Navajo Nation is the largest Native American reservation in the United States.  Every four years, the Navajo tribe elects its president, whom many consider the most  powerful Native American in the country. In the midst of a frenzied election to  determine the next President of the tribe, Moroni for President takes the audience to  every corner of this vast area in the iconic American Southwest. The film centers on  Moroni Benally, an underdog candidate with radical ideas, whose homespun  campaign originated out of frustration about the lack of progress in the reservation where he grew up. As the election unfolds, the film delves into Moroni’s layered identity as a Mormon  and gay Navajo man and, along the way, expands to include other LGBTQ+  characters working on some of the other campaigns. Moroni for  President is an eye-opening and humorous portrait of a political race that runs  surprisingly parallel to the current political landscape of the US at large. Directed by Saila Huusko & Jasper Rischen | US 2018 | 53 min
LIVESTREAM Q&A:  THURSDAY, JUNE 24  •  2:00 PM  PST
Join us for a livestream conversation with directors Saila Huusko and Jasper Rischen, and film subject Moroni Benally.

If you are interested in having your school or class take part in the FGTS program with a visit from a local or guest filmmaker, please contact our Education Outreach Manager, Shakira Refos, at [email protected].