Film Field Trips at Real Art Ways

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Film Field Trips

We are excited to offer Film Field Trips to Hartford area schools during the week! Sign up here!

Since 2005, we have engaged with more than 27,000 students on our Film Field Trips.

On a Film Field Trip, students come to the Real Art Ways cinema to watch documentary films on specific social issues. After the screening, a Real Art Ways educator facilitates a discussion, encouraging students to investigate the issues raised in the film and relate these issues to their own lives.

Why bring your students on a Film Field Trip?

Here are some of the many reasons why teachers choose to bring their students on a Film Field Trip year after year. 

-To support and deepen your anti-racism education initiatives

-To build and support an equity-oriented, culturally-responsive classroom  

– To engage students in conversation about their own capacity to affect positive social change.

-To empower your students to change the world

A Film Filed Trips leader in front of a group of students with hands raised to ask questions












We will also continue to offer Virtual Film Field Trips for districts not able to attend in person (please note in the request below which you would like to book.)

Comments from attendees:

“This was such an inspiring field trip. Not only did our students learn how powerful they are but as adults we saw the biggest image of what happens when we support our kids.” – Gabrielle Bachoo, 5th Grade Teacher, Governor William Pitkin Elementary School, 2024.

“In school these topics are sugar coated. The lyrics told the story.” 11th Grader, Kinsella Magnet Schoo, 2024.

Have any questions? Please email our Learning and Engagement Coordinator, Miller Opie. 

Complete our online form for more information and to schedule your visit.

FFT Films:

And Then They Came For Us

Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks

Mighty Times: The Children’s March


Favela Rising

Soundtrack for a Revolution

Gisela’s Legacy