Families of Afghanistan

Families of Afghanistan
Genre:
Family, Documentary | Director: Eleanor Marquisee | Language: English | Length: 25 minutes | Country: Afghanistan | Year: 2010 | Rating: NR

Award winning and highly acclaimed Families of the World Series documents how children and their families live in each country. Families of the World takes you on a fantastic journey to another country where you view the unique lives of two children and their families. Each program focuses on a different culture, their way of life, family attraction, communities, schools and homes of two families (one urban and the other rural) — from breakfast to bedtime and all the fun-filled activities in between. We are introduced to a child who helps narrate his or her activities.

Watch the online trailer here.

NCSCOS Essential Standards: 1.C.1.1, 2.C.1.1, 3.C.1.1

Families of Israel

Families of Israel
Genre:
Family, Documentary | Director: Eleanor Marquisee | Language: English | Length: 30 minutes | Country: Israel | Year: 2010 | Rating: NR

Award winning and highly acclaimed Families of the World Series documents how children and their families live in each country. Families of the World takes you on a fantastic journey to another country where you view the unique lives of two children and their families. Each program focuses on a different culture, their way of life, family attraction, communities, schools and homes of two families (one urban and the other rural) — from breakfast to bedtime and all the fun-filled activities in between. We are introduced to a child who helps narrate his or her activities.

View trailers for this series here.

NCSCOS Essential Standards: 1.C.1.1, 2.C.1.1, 3.C.1.1

Aisheen (Still Alive in Gaza)

Aisheen (Still Alive in Gaza)
Genre:
Documentary, Family | Director: Nicolas Wadimoff | Language: Arabic, English Subtitles | Length: 86 minutes | Country: Israel, Palestine | Year: 2010 | Rating: NR

Shot a few weeks after the end of Israel’s January 2009 offensive, this sensitively crafted documentary captures the human suffering and devastation wrought on Gaza’s Palestinian residents as they struggle daily to survive. The film is a compelling, impressionistic journey through a devastated Gaza after the war. Clowns trying to make children forget the bombing with balloons and make-up; a beached whale “as big as a building” picked clean in a matter of hours by hungry residents; a scrawny stuffed lion hanging limply in a zoo cage—these surreal scenes convey the absurdity of a nation living on the brink, seemingly forever.

NCSCOS Essential Standards: WH.H.8.2