Movies that Matter

Film Screenings for Schools


Tuesday, November 14, 2017
10 am – 1 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

Recommended for international schools and high school classes with English Language Learners.

Students view award-winning documentary films exploring themes — including identity, culture, and tolerance— inspired by the Jewish Museum’s collection. Engaging, guided conversations follow each screening.

Dalya's Other Country (2016)
For High Schools
Dayla, a twelve year old girl, and her mother leave war-torn Syria to make a new life in Los Angeles, where she creates a new identity for herself as an American high school student.  Over the next four years, Dalya and her family work to adjust to an unfamiliar country, while maintaining their cultural and religious traditions.

Free; includes pizza lunch

To register, email or call 212.423.3254. Limit: 40 tickets per school.

Movies That Matter is made possible through the generosity of the Nissan Foundation, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., the Moses L. Parshelsky Foundation, and Deborah and Michael Rothman. Additional support is provided through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council and Council Member Peter Koo.

Still from Dalya's Other Country