Seeing the World through a Different Lens: International Films for Youth

Webinar participants will learn to identify sources to locate, review and access international films for youth. We will discuss specific films that depict themes including: socio-economic conflicts, gender identity, cultural heritage, family relationships, “fitting in” and “growing up.” Participants who are interested in continuing this discussion after the webinar are welcome to join a network of individuals on a publicly accessible resource on films from Indiana University.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify three or more international children’s film festivals
  • List two or more sources of reviews of international films for youth
  • Describe five different international films for youth
  • If interested, continue in an online public discussion of specific films

Who Should Attend

This webinar is relevant to any individual interested in gaining knowledge about how to locate and assess international films for youth for the purposes of purchasing for library collections or using for programs.

Instructor(s)

Frances Weinstein Yates earned a BA in Education from Purdue University and Masters and Specialist degrees from Indiana University. Her professional focus has been children’s literature and media. For the past 30 years Frances has worked in school, public and college libraries. She has taught children’s literature since 1999, including special topics workshops focusing on cultural identities. Frances currently is Director of the Indiana University East Campus Library. She is a 2012 recipient of an ALA Carnegie Whitney grant to develop a resource guide for International Films for Youth.

Registration

How to Register

Registration is now open!  Visit the ALA Registration page to register online, or fill out the registration form and mail it in.  You can also register by calling ALA Member and Customer Service at 800-545-2433 ext. 5.  Webinar space is limited.  Archived version can not be purchased until all live sessions have taken place.

Credits &/or CEUs Heading

College credit nor CEU's are available at this time. An electronic certificate of completion can be sent to participants upon request.

Contact

Jenny Najduch
ALSC Program Officer
jnajduch@ala.org
(800) 545-2433 ext. 4026

Sponsor

If interested in sponsoring this webinar please contact Jenny Najduch, ALSC program officer, with the above information.

Fee

Webinar is limited to 95 students.

ALSC Personal Members and Students: $45
Non-Members: $55
Groups*: $195

*Groups are defined as any number of people watching the webinar together.  Each group registration will only receive one user login; one person in the group must register and login during the event.  Groups are encouraged to project the webinar for participants watching from the same location.