Film Screenings

Southeast 67 Film
Written by Kat | January 28, 2016

Film Highlight: Southeast 67

Southeast 67 captures the twenty year journey of the 67 students who participated in the I Have a Dream program. The program was started in Washington, DC in the 1980s by local businessman Stewart Bainum. The primary mission - to provide kids in underserved communities the opportunity to attend college. Their collective story illuminates the complex challenges facing kids in communities of poverty, violence and inferior schools, which is as relevant today as it was twenty years ago.

He Named Me Malala
Written by DJ Roberts | January 26, 2016

Film Highlight: He Named Me Malala

One of the most anticipated films in our lineup this year, He Named Me Malala, portrays Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and education activist. Malala was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by gunshot for speaking out in favor of girls' education in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The attack caught the attention of supporters around the world, and her miraculous recovery and tremendous bravery led her to become a global advocate for girls’ education.

Photo by The Bad Kids
Written by Sophie | January 21, 2016

Film Highlight: The Bad Kids

The SXSWedu film program highlights keep coming! We are excited to feature the observational documentary The Bad Kids at the 2016 event. The Bad Kids takes a close look at the Black Rock Continuation High School in the Mojave Desert. Black Rock is a high school for teens who are at risk of dropping out of school altogether. The documentary shares a series of stories and interviews through the lens of the Black Rock High School Principal, Vonda Viland.

Written by Sophie | December 10, 2015

Film Highlight: CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap sheds light on the male-dominated profession and a national need for more coders within the industry. The film highlights education initiatives across the country aimed to engage students and instill an interest in the profession while also calling attention to the male-dominated field and various other gender associated stereotypes within the industry. - See more at:

Photo courtesy of TESTED
Written by Kat | December 4, 2015

Film Highlights: Tested

The SXSWedu film program is accepting submissions until Friday, December 4 and then will be busy finalizing the 2016 lineup. Among the first batch of films accepted for SXSWedu 2016, is the film, TESTED. This documentary looks at the lack of racial diversity at the top public high schools in New York City by following a dozen families from different racial, socio-economic and religious backgrounds as they prepare to pass the grueling entrance exam.