FACE FWD Film Series

The Chesterfield County Public Schools Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) will be hosting a series of documentary films, free to CCPS families February and March 2019.The documentaries selected are in alignment with the FACE mission and CCPS dedication to connect families to information through explorations of cultural competency, social-emotional, special education, and adolescent supports.

The Face FWD Film Series is comprised of:

  1. INCLUDING SAMUEL – MARCH 19, 2019  *Reserve a seat here
  2. RESILIENCE – MARCH 12, 2019

The documentaries will be screened at:
CTC @ Hull 13900 Hull Street Road- Midlothian, VA.

Including Samuel - March 19, 2019

Suggested age 10+

Photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about the inclusion of children with disabilities before he had his son Samuel eight years ago. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Habib documented his family’s efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives, a journey that transforms each of them.

(Suggested Audiences: Educators, Parents, Social Workers, Counselors, Students)

Official Film Website: https://www.includingsamuel.com/

Resilience - March 12, 2019

Suggested age 12+

From the film’s webpage: An exploration into the developments of medical studies where conditions like heart disease can be linked to childhood experiences. Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, TOXIC STRESS can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

(Suggested Audiences: Educators, Parents, Social Workers, Counselors)

Official Film Website: https://kpjrfilms.co/resilience/

The Mask You Live In - March 5, 2019

Warning: Adult Supervision: Language, mild-violence, adult situations and images
Suggested Age 15+

From Commonsense Media: Parents need to know that The Mask You Live In (from the folks behind Miss Representation) is a deeply affecting documentary about how boys are directed to grow up to be “men” — and what it really means to be a man in today’s society. There are eye-opening interviews with experts and inspiring teachers/athletes/other role models, as well as with young boys, teens, and men who discuss their own experiences, both positive and negative; they often share moving, emotional, intense memories and feelings. Expect frank discussion (and sometimes-graphic montage footage) related to sexuality, homophobia, sexism, pornography, abuse, suicide, and rape, as well as many clips that show young men (and women) drinking and taking drugs to the point of being completely wasted. There’s also lots of strong language…and many of the sexually charged slurs boys and men use to denigrate one another’s masculinity. All of this material is accompanied by sobering statistics, but the ultimate message is one of hope; if kids can be raised to reject outdated/limiting roles, we can all help boys forge new identities as men, husbands, friends, and fathers.

(Suggested Audience – Educators, Parents, Counselors, Coaches.)

Parental Note: This trailer contains language not suitable for younger family members.

He Named Me Malala - February 26, 2019

MPAA Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving disturbing images and threats
Suggested age 12+

From Commonsense Media: “Parents need to know that Davis Guggenheim’s documentary He Named Me Malala is a moving, engrossing, sometimes disturbing, but also delightful documentary about Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, an uncommonly brave teenage girl who’s also a world-renowned human rights activist. The film is frank about everything that led to Malala’s shooting in 2012, including the increasingly turbulent politics that fed into the event and the subsequent challenges she faced — and continues to face — as she moves forward. While there’s no graphic imagery that directly reveals the extent of her injuries, viewers do see bloody pictures of the vehicle she was riding in, as well as surgery-prep scenes, and there’s news footage showing how almost everyone expected her to die. That, combined with the film’s other references to violence and images of gunfire, threats, and explosions, make it too intense for younger viewers, but older tweens and up are likely to find the movie’s messages about courage, the importance of education, and standing up for your beliefs absolutely inspiring.”

(Suggested Audiences: Educators, Parents, Students, Social Workers, Counselors)

Screenagers - February 19, 2019

Suggested age 10+

From Commonsense Media: “Parents need to know that Screenagers is a documentary that will likely strike a chord with many parents. It explores how teens interact with each other using electronic device (smartphones, computers, social media, etc.) and looks at whether parents can — or should — try to limit or control this behavior. Many experts share their thoughts on the topics the movie covers, which include tech addiction, violent video games (some clips from the games are shown), digital citizenship, and more. It’s sure to prompt conversations about family communication and responsible tech use if kids and parents watch together.”

(Suggested Audiences: Educators, Parents, Students, Social Workers, Counselors)

Official Film Website: https://www.screenagersmovie.com/