A Component of HIFF’s Signature Program, Compassion, Justice and Animal Rights
Based upon the Festival’s Signature Program of the same name, this past year HIFF curated a compassion-oriented “red carpet” film screening and student filmmaker panel for an audience of 300 3rd-5th graders at John Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton.
Among the films shown were several from the middle school filmmaking club, who had been inspired by our United Nations Program. The students learned from their middle-and high-school elders the importance of being caring towards animals and other people. High school students helped produce the event and HIFF provided teachers with a customized educational packet to help apply the films towards wider classroom discussion.
Created in conjunction with this successful event is a new 5th grade film club, wherein students will learn the craft of filmmaking and create movies about Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights—a stellar completion of our 2015/16 multi-dimensional educational circle.
Student Films shown at Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights:
dir. Josue Aguirre (East Hampton Middle School)
WE ARE LUCKY
dir. Emory Wolf (East Hampton Middle School)
BOBO’S JOURNEY FROM COLOMBIA / “DIFFERENT IS OKAY”
dirs: Luke Burke, Burton Garneau, Ben Barris and Matthew McGovern (East Hampton Middle School)
DOG LIVES MATTER
dir. Nick Pucci (East Hampton High School)
dir. Milla Campomar (Hayground School)