Education: Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights

A Component of HIFF’s Signature Program: Compassion, Justice and Animal Rights

HIFF-Jr-John-Marshall-2017-1000(photo credit: Diana Aguilar, East Hampton High School)

For the second year in a row the team behind ​HIFF​ Jr​ curate​d a compassion-oriented “red carpet” film screening and student filmmaker panel, which we’ve shown to hundreds of students at John M. Marshall Elementary and The Springs School in East Hampton. We are actively expanding the program across the East End.

Among the films shown were several from the middle school ​students, who had been inspired by our United Nations ​Plural+ ​Program​, which showcases films ​​addressing issues of human rights, empathy, and migrant integration during the October Festival for middle and high school students across the Hamptons. ​High school students ​with a passion for film helped produce the ​screening ​events, ​and HIFF ​Jr ​provides teachers with a customized educational packet to help apply the films towards wider classroom discussion​.

Created in conjunction with this successful event is a ​the​ 5th grade film club, wherein students learn the craft of filmmaking and create movies about​ ​Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights​. This year, with the support of LTV and ARF, the film club wrote, directed, and starred in a short film about responsible pet adoption, which was also presented at this year’s School Screening.​

Sponsored by the Moxie Foundation, which aims to infuse entrepreneurial “moxie” into the greatest challenges facing society today, the HIFF Jr Education Program will expand to Springs School and ​The Ross School in June and the fall, broadening our reach to include more of our community’s bright and inspiring youth.


Student Films shown at Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights: 2017
East Hampton Middle School 7th Graders

I AM A PROUD IMMIGRANT

dir. Abigail Cruceta Baez

STAYIN AHIVE

dir. Luis Chuqui

ON A RUN

dirs. Evan Masi, Jonah Ball, Joey Suter, Cosmo Ham

SYRIA

dirs. Declan Bistrian, Tor Burwell, Harrison Muchnic, Alec Nanci-Marr, Erick Rall


Student Films shown at Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights: 2016

LIFE IS AMAZING

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)

SNOWBALL

dir. Milla Campomar (Hayground School)


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