MS/HS: SSIS Student Film Festival on May 11th


On May 11th from 6:00pm-8:00pm, SSIS will be holding a showcase of over 100 films made by grade 8 and 10 students. In true festival format, guests will be able to travel from theatre to theatre choosing from topics relating to Solutions to Climate Change and Critical Issues in World War II. The students who created each video will be on hand to introduce, show and answer questions about their films.

Since January, grade 8 students have been working diligently to research ways to tackle the ‘wicked’ problem of climate change. Over the next 30-50 years, Earth will change for the worse as human caused global climate change continues to alter the abiotic components of our surroundings and changing daily life for the plant, animal and human occupants that reside on it. Our students have each decided on a promising idea, technology or concept that could curb this slippery slope and rebalance Earth’s systems. Come watch and learn how the next generation will fix the world.

In grade 10, students have dedicated the past 6 weeks to creating engaging, thought-provoking videos about specific topics of World War II. Students chose issues that they felt passionate about and explored them extensively utilizing various databases to research a wide array of text and media sources. Their introspective projects critically analyze a wide range of topics from Japan’s Pacific Campaign to Code Breaking to the Effectiveness of Nazi Propaganda. There are so many lessons to be learned from WWII and our students have captured them beautifully. Please join us.

This unique event will provide a valuable opportunity for each one of our students to experience the pride and excitement of showcasing their project to real audience. Now they’ll be able to know how it feels to be a critically acclaimed videographer!

We hope to see students, parents and community members from all grades and divisions on this exciting evening of student showcase films. Come on out, grab some popcorn (provided) and enjoy the show!

Want a sneak peak? Here are two examples of the great films you’ll see on display on May 11th.

Trash to Treasure          Racism During World War 2