Our Top Video Picks 2018-2019

Training Ground is a poem by Malcolm London. He tells of the "oceans of adolescence" who come to school "but never learn to swim," of "masculinity mimicked by men who grew up with no fathers." Beautiful, lyrical, chilling.

Rise: From One Island to Another Watch this poetic expedition between two islanders, one from the Marshall Islands and one from Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), connecting their realities of melting glaciers and rising sea levels. Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner and Aka Niviâna use their poetry to showcase the linkages between their homelands in the face of climate change. Through this video we get a glimpse at how large, and yet so small and interdependent our world is.

Release Between stacks of homework, social media and figuring out friendships, school life can be stressful. In this five-minute film, students work through their anxieties using mindfulness.