SCREENINGS & WORKSHOPS
More than a decade ago, our partner production company Point Made Films developed a groundbreaking distribution model that has brought the company’s documentaries - along with post-screening discussions and workshops - to schools, universities, corporations, professional associations, law firms, churches, and community organizations in every region of the U.S. for more than a decade.
With Point Made Learning, we are expanding that model even further to provide even more options for using films as effective launching points for respectful, challenging, and productive discussions about race, racism, and equity in the United States.
Learn more and watch the trailers for each film below.
I'M NOT RACIST... AM I?
A diverse group of remarkable teens plunges into a yearlong journey to get at the heart of racism. Through some tense and painful moments, we see how difficult conversations begin to affect their relationships with friends and parents, and ultimately challenge them to look deep within themselves. By the end of their time together, these courageous young people develop deeper bonds, a stronger resolve, and a more significant definition of racism than any of us ever imagined.
THE PREP SCHOOL NEGRO
Director André Robert Lee takes a journey back in time to revisit the events of his adolescence while also spending time with current day prep school students of color and their classmates to see how much has really changed inside the ivory tower. What he discovers along the way is the poignant and unapologetic truth about who really pays the consequences for yesterday’s accelerated desegregation and today’s racial naiveté.
Director Barb Lee reveals the grit rather than the glamor of transracial adoption. The documentary goes deep into the intimate lives of two well-meaning families and shows us the subtle challenges they face. One family is just beginning the process of adopting a baby from China and is filled with hope and possibility. The other family’s adopted Korean daughter is now 32 years old. Prompted by her adoptive mother’s terminal illness, she tries to create the bond they never had. While the two families are at opposite ends of the journey, their stories converge to show us that love isn’t always enough.
Associate Professor and Chair of Drama, Vassar College
The workshop was a hit! [The facilitator, Lenny Walker] handled the facilitation with humor, with candor, with skill. I felt we connected, we bought in and did not feel talked down to... I still feel a little weak at the knees considering what my part as a facilitator will be, but I now have great tools to review and get more comfortable with.
Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, The Ohio State University
The filmmakers led these sessions in a way that allowed attendees to work through their own strengths and weaknesses in addressing these issues while making them feel empowered to help others do the same. I heard for weeks afterward from participants about how they’ve continued to use an insight or strategy.
Associate Dean, Vassar College
It was great to see faculty and administrators bring such high energy into facilitating conversations for our first-year students scheduled for October. Lenny Walker's guiding of the process was excellent for us.
Talks at Google Coordinator & BGN Speaker Events Co-Lead
A powerful and timely event with one of the most diverse group of Googlers together in one room talking about racial issues and solutions.