NEW Special Event – Docs for Schools!

    The Canadian War Museum will be partnering with the Hot Docs’ Docs for Schools program to bring you and your students cutting-edge cinema with a focus on contemporary, conflict-related issues. Docs for Schools films will engage your students with current issues, vital ideas, critical questions and new perspectives. In addition to the film screening, this specially curated day will include a Q&A session with special guest(s) and a self-guided visit to one of our new exhibitions.

    Hot Docs is a national, charitable organization whose mission is to advance and celebrate the art of documentary filmmaking, and to showcase the work of and create production opportunities for documentary filmmakers.

    November 22nd: What’s next for Afghanistan?

    Film: What Tomorrow Brings (screenings at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.) *English only
    Exhibition: New World Disorder (Cold War to Present)

    D: Beth Murphy | USA | 52 min | 2016
    In Dari and English, with English subtitles.
    Optimism and excitement fill a remote Afghanistan village’s first school to accept female students–all-girls institution founded by an inspiring local woman. As U.S. troops depart, the next generation of Afghans study their past and dream of their future.
    Education package

    Special guest speaker: Razia Jan
    Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation would not exist without the spirit, vision, and tireless efforts of founder and president Razia Jan.

    Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation is a nonprofit organization that empowers young women and girls in Afghanistan through community-based education in the district of Deh’Subz. Founded on the knowledge that education is key to positive, peaceful change for current and future generations, we provide young Afghans with the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe, nurturing environment, so that they may work toward brighter futures — in their own villages and beyond.

    Our flagship project is the Zabuli Education Center, an all-girl K-12 school that provides free, exemplary education to more than 625 students. The founder of our school and foundation is Afghan native Razia Jan, a CNN Top 10 Hero and tireless humanitarian.

    In March 2017 our doors opened at the adjacent Razia Jan Institute, providing our graduates and other community members with a clear path to empowered employment as midwives while bringing medical services to a desperately underserved area. The institute also provides classes in English and computer literacy.

    February 21st: Challenging Perceptions of Middle Eastern Identity

    Film: Speed Sisters (English at 10 a.m. / French at 12:30 p.m.)
    Exhibition: She Who Tells a Story (Photographic Exhibition)

    D: Amber Fares| Palestine, USA, Qatar, Denmark, UK, Canada | 80 min | 2015
    In Arabic and English, with English subtitles, and for French screening, French subtitles.
    Bold and fearless, the first all-female car racing team in the Middle East is burning rubber and tearing up tracks all over Palestine as they defy the odds and shatter stereotypes of Arab women.

    • Film screening is FREE. Group admission is required to visit the exhibitions