AS: Student Film Festival, May 21, 2018, 6:00 PM


SSIS Student Film Festival on May 21st – Everyone Welcome

On Monday,  May 21st from 6:00pm – 7:30pm, SSIS will be holding a showcase of over 100 films made by grades 4, 8, 10 and 11 students. Guests will be able to view films from topics relating to Sustainability in Vietnam,  Solutions to Climate Change, Critical Issues in World War II and Cultural Diversity. The students who created each video will be on hand to introduce, show and answer questions about their films.

Our host country of Vietnam’s culture is unique and special. Grade 4 students have chosen an aspect of Vietnam culture and through expert interviews and footage collection, have created documentaries that answer the question, “How can we teach others about sustainability in Vietnam?” Interesting and surprising information was found, you will learn something new about this beautiful country we live in.

Over the next 30-50 years, Earth will change for the worse as human caused global climate change continues to alter 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 10 weeks to creating engaging, thought-provoking videos about specific topics of World War II. Students chose issues that they felt passionate about and critically analyzed a wide range of topics from Japan’s Pacific Campaign to Code Breaking to the Effectiveness of Wartime Propaganda. There are so many lessons to be learned from WWII and our students have captured them beautifully.

Cultural diversity is highlighted in IB courses and in G11 Mandarin B SL, we have learned the five themes of cultural diversity: customs and traditions, health, leisure, and science and technology. The students chose from nearly 50 topics within these five themes, did comprehensive research and created 12 movies to represent their concerns, passions and interests.

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 a 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!