Schools

The Interrupters’ co-producer Zak Piper, left, and Cobe Williams of CeaseFire Chicago with Kalmar Richards, Principal, CedarBridge Academy.

Bermuda Docs In The Schools, launched in the Fall of 2010, takes the world’s best documentary feature films as well as films made by Bermudian documentary filmmakers, into the Island’s secondary school system.

Five schools are participating in the programme: The Berkeley Institute, Bermuda High School for Girls, Cedarbridge Academy, Mount Saint Agnes Academy, and Warwick Academy. The programme runs at no cost to the schools or students. Films are shown in classrooms, at assemblies and at invitation-only film nights involving students, parents, and teachers. Teachers receive extensive briefing notes for all films, allowing them to integrate the films into the school curriculum.

In October 2011, CeaseFire Chicago ‘violence interrupter’ Cobe Williams and co-producer of The Interrupters, Zak Piper, visited The Berkeley Institute and CedarBridge Academy while on-island for Bermuda Docs. Cobe and Zak showed clips from the film, and former gang member Cobe talked to the students about how he turned his life around, and is now having a positive impact on his community.

In April 2012, Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger and director Rachel Libert visited Bermuda High School for Girls, while Master Sgt. Ensminger also visited Mount Saint Agnes Academy, showing their film Semper Fi: Always Faithful and taking questions from students.

If your school is interested in being part of Bermuda Docs In The Schools, contact Duncan Hall at bermudadocs@northrock.bm or 441-236-3870

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