Last month, every grade participated with the Film Forum. Languages portrayed were Portuguese, Spanish, ASL, Japanese and Arabic. Previous Film Forum sessions have included French, Traditional Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Tamil and Italian. Russian, German, and Polish selections will be researched for addition this year.
Thank you QAS teachers and students for your consistent support and encouragement. Our projected 2018 Film Forum selections will enhance our silent film library with Buster Keaton and increase our documentary selections which presently include Pura Belpre, and Oscar Micheaux.
We will also increase our anime and cartoon selections and expand upon topics we’ve already covered throughout the years which have included disability issues, intergenerational respect and environmental concerns.
Hope, resiliency, faith and mutual respect are some of the recurring themes. Our bright and engaging children offer so much insight that they need little encouragement to assess the themes viewed in many of these films.
Children are the same all over the world. Hopefully the love and compassion our children witness in these films and with us as examples, they’ll exhibit in their adulthood.
Peace, Diane Ward.