SXSW EDU 2022 Films You Can Watch Now

Let The Little Light Shine Screening - SXSW EDU 2022 - Photo by Jon Currie

At SXSW EDU, we strive to celebrate the power of film by highlighting poignant narratives and documentaries that focus on all aspects of education through our Film program.

This past March, the film lineup featured a diverse selection of stories shining a light on issues such as school safety, the harmful expectations of masculinity, and climate change. Get a glimpse of the SXSW EDU Film program before you apply on August 9 by watching many of these films at home or by requesting a screening. Here’s a rundown of available 2022 SXSW EDU films and where you can watch them.

Beyond Men and Masculinity

Director: Alex Gabbay
Beyond Men and Masculinity explores the harmful expectations of masculinity, facilitating discussions on shame, anger, and the transmission of patriarchy, and creating a dialogue around power, relationships, and diversity in gender expression.

Rent or request a screening.

By Design: The Shaping of Nashville's Public Schools

Directors: Katie Cour, Jennifer Hill
By Design: The Shaping of Nashville's Public Schools examines historical moments of public schooling in Nashville dating to the 1800s and the effects of city policies and community priorities on schools.

Watch online at no charge.

Curtain Up!

Directors: Hui Tong, Kelly Ng
In New York City's Chinatown, the theater club of PS 124 is staging an adaptation of the film Frozen. Curtain Up! shares a kid’s-eye view of the wonders of discovering art, culture and identity.

Rent through various platforms.

Into the Circle

Directors: Scott Faris, Meg Griffiths
Into the Circle tells the story of a resilient Indigenous family, their journey through life-altering tragedy, and the community that helped them reconnect with their Lakota heritage.

Watch online at no cost.

Let the Little Light Shine

Director: Kevin Shaw
A high-achieving elementary school in Chicago’s fastest growing neighborhood is a lifeline for Black children—until gentrification threatens its closure.

Request a screening.

Pulau Plastik

Director: Dandhy Dwi Laksono
Through a collaboration between science, activism and the arts, three protagonists explore how plastic is polluting our food and our bodies and what can be done to address the crisis.

Request a screening.

Tomorrow's Hope: The Promise of Early Childhood Education

Director: Thomas Morgan
Tomorrow’s Hope brings us into the journey of passionate educators and tenacious kids and their families on the South Side of Chicago, determined to carve out the future - despite a sea of incredible challenges.

Request a screening.

Us Kids

Director: Kim A. Snyder
Determined to turn tragedy into action, survivors of a school shooting catalyze an unprecedented youth movement that spreads like wildfire across the world.

Watch online at no cost.

The Wisdom of Trauma

Directors: Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo
The interconnected epidemics of anxiety, chronic illness, and substance abuse are, according to Dr. Gabor Maté, normal. But not in the way you might think.

Request a screening.

Screen Your Film at SXSW EDU 2023

Apply to screen your narrative or documentary film at SXSW EDU 2023 starting August 9.

See You In 2023

Join us for SXSW EDU 2023 from March 6-9 in Austin, Texas. Mark your calendars - Registration and Housing open on Tuesday, August 2.

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Photo provided by Jon Currie

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