We believe in the power of film to create a new generation of global citizens and changemakers.
We’re inviting educators everywhere to take part in the International Film Club (a project of iEarn). We want your students to see the world beyond the classroom and inspire them to make a difference.
For the 2018/19 program we’re offering you access to two of our award-winning documentaries from the SIMA Classroom collection: A THOUSAND SUNS; and KAYAYO, THE LIVING SHOPPING BASKET. Sign-up below to watch the films.
A THOUSAND SUNS
The story of the Gamo Highlands of the African Rift Valley and the unique worldview held by the people of the region. It is one of the most densely populated rural regions of Africa yet its people have been farming sustainably for 10,000 years. Shot in Ethiopia, New York and Kenya, the film explores the modern world’s untenable sense of separation from and superiority over nature and how the interconnected worldview of the Gamo people is fundamental in achieving long-term sustainability, both in the region and beyond.
KAYAYO, THE LIVING SHOPPING BASKET
Kayayo means “girl-carrier” in the Ga language. In the capital of Ghana, 10,000 girls from the ages of 6 work as real life shopping baskets – called Kayayo. This documentary is about Bamunu, an 8-year old girl who hasn’t seen her family since she was sent away from home two years ago to work as a Kayayo to support her family. We follow her incessant longing to get away from the harsh markets, her journey back home and what awaits there.