Whether you’re an avid movie goer or just looking for a cinematic escape, the SXSWedu Film program is a place for you to take a break from general programming and slip into a different world filled with inspiration, challenges and hope. Be sure to check out a film while you’re in town and we promise you won’t be disappointed.
A fun and beautiful exploration of the human desire to interact with the objects around us, Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play is not a film you will want to miss!
Come watch a screening of A Brave Heart, a documentary chronicling the inspiring journey of Lizzie Velasquez, followed by a Q&A with the Director and Lizzie's father!
Students are at the center of discussion throughout SXSWedu, so it only makes sense that they be given the opportunity to share their perspective with our attendees! Join us this year for a screening of a handful of carefully-selected shorts brought to you by Texas high school students!
Make sure to check out OYLER, selected for this year's SXSWedu Film lineup, and don't forget to build more film screenings into your online schedule.
NAS: Time is Illmatic chronicles the construction of Illmatic, Nas's first full length album through concept, production and societal influences.
Salam Neighbor is an eye-opening feature length documentary that takes us inside Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp, shedding light on one of the world’s most serious humanitarian crises.
Southeast 67 captures the twenty year journey of the 67 students who participated in the I Have a Dream program. The program was started in Washington, DC in the 1980s by local businessman Stewart Bainum. The primary mission - to provide kids in underserved communities the opportunity to attend college. Their collective story illuminates the complex challenges facing kids in communities of poverty, violence and inferior schools, which is as relevant today as it was twenty years ago.
One of the most anticipated films in our lineup this year, He Named Me Malala, portrays Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and education activist. Malala was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by gunshot for speaking out in favor of girls' education in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The attack caught the attention of supporters around the world, and her miraculous recovery and tremendous bravery led her to become a global advocate for girls’ education.
The SXSWedu film program highlights keep coming! We are excited to feature the observational documentary The Bad Kids at the 2016 event. The Bad Kids takes a close look at the Black Rock Continuation High School in the Mojave Desert. Black Rock is a high school for teens who are at risk of dropping out of school altogether. The documentary shares a series of stories and interviews through the lens of the Black Rock High School Principal, Vonda Viland.