Audiovisual resources

Alike: A short animated film about how a parent tries to teach their child the right way. But … which is the right way?


Camino a la Escuela (2013): A documentary that tells the true and extraordinary story of four children, everyday heroes – Jackson, Carlitos, Zahira and Samuel – who face daily a myriad of adversities and dangers to get to school. These children live at four points far from Earth but share the same desire to learn and are aware that education alone will open the door to a better future.

Entre Maestros: 11 students, 1 teacher, 12 days of class. A documentary produced by ALEA on an innovative educational experience. An encounter between life and education through self-knowledge in the classroom. Experience based on visual “empower educate”.

Enséñame pero Bonito: is a documentary that shows different educational experiences that are alternatives to the traditional model of learning. The aim is to make visible and open a debate on the main current methods of teaching in the country: “It is our contribution to work for a pedagogical renewal and a better future”.

La combi-Arte Rodante: It is an audiovisual platform that works to defend cultural diversity, human rights and the environment through film and audiovisuals. The short-films are made by children, teenagers and young people from different countries around the world through the workshops carried out by La combi-Arte Rodante. 

Los hijos del Ayllu: It is a Spanish-Peruvian documentary and animation co-production, coordinated by the “Pequeños Animated” collectives (Mario Torrecillas and Natalia Pérez, from Spain) and La Combi (Peru), which focuses on the life of a group of children in the Quechua town of Auquimarca (Andes, Peru). They share their own vision of the world and the reality in which they live through the images they recorded and animated. Ten minutes full of emotions, truths and injustices.

Majorité Opprimée:  this short film tells the story of Pierre, an ordinary man who lives in a world where men are oppressed daily. The protagonist suffers the consequences of walking down the street in a reality where his genre is reified and transformed into a sexual object. This short film addresses gender issues such as heteropatriarchy, street harassment, gender roles, power relations, etc.

My encounter with free education by María José Vaiana: María José tells us how, out of love, we often interfere in the children’s learning processes and the unexpected consequences that this may have.

Online Universities: Offers a list of films to teach social justice.

Pan de Guerra: Parvana is an eleven-year-old girl who lives in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, during the period of Taliban rule. Being his father arrested, family members are left without resources and, because women are forbidden to earn money, they decide to transform Parvana into a boy to be able to work.

Piezas: A documentary about social transformation through education. It reflects on the concept of traditional education, values, a more current educational model and personal growth. It also collects testimonies from different agents in the educational field, from children from different parts of the world, to education and research professionals.

Solo sé que no sé nada: This short film tells the story of Sofia, a housewife, widow and disenchanted, who undergoes a change in her life after discovering the book of Philosophy of her teenage son. Thanks to philosophy, Sophie will begin a period of rethinking and deconstructing many ideas that seemed to be clearly seated in her head. This is a short that brings us an ingenious touch of humor to topics such as gender relations in the family, friendship and the strength of books to awaken the consciousness.

The Class: François is a young French language teacher in a troubled, multiracial institute and located in a marginal neighborhood of France. The film tells us the difficulties that a teacher suffers from teaching in a class that mixes students of very different backgrounds, culture and attitudes. The film covers a whole academic year and is based on the novel written by François Bégaudeu.

12 Neighbors: An 8 week documentary film series for small groups, that asks, “Who is My Neighbor?” Encourages participants to discuss appropriate action in their communities, and then take action together. The films challenge perspectives on poverty, marginalization, and effecting real change.