Groundspark: Igniting Change Through Film. As the subtitle suggests, Groundspark is an initiative offering educational documentary films which aim to engage young learners with what might seem to be difficult topics.

(That these topics are still difficult is an issue worth discussing in itself.). Some films:


Teenagers open up about how they are limited by gender role expectations and their process of finding ways to really be themselves.

That’s a Family!

Breaks new ground in helping children in grades K-8 understand the different shapes families take today.

Choosing Children

Emotionally powerful documentary that challenges society’s definitions of family by exploring the ways lesbians are becoming parents and how they are raising their children.

Let’s Get Real

Examines issues that lead to taunting and bullying, including racial differences, perceived sexual orientation, learning disabilities, religious differences, sexual harassment and others.

Deadly Deception

This 1991 Academy Award® – winning documentary uncovers the disastrous health and environmental side effects caused by the production of nuclear materials by the General Electric Corporation.

And many more. Clips can be watched on site; the films are available for purchase.


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