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At a Film Field Trip, students view a documentary from the curated selections below in our comfortable 151-seat movie theater. The films address timely themes including racial, ethnic and socio-economic separation and discrimination, and the potential for movements to bring about positive social change and for individuals to serve as advocates and leaders in their communities.

After the film, a trained facilitator leads a meaningful discussion designed to help students process the film’s messages and connect the on-screen stories with their own experiences.

This is a free program for all students, and Real Art Ways is able to provide bus transportation for schools within the Hartford Public School District on a first-come, first-served basis.

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


FFT Films:

Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks

Mighty Times: The Children’s March


Bloods and Crips: Made in America

Favela Rising

Soundtrack for a Revolution

Gisela’s Legacy



Comments from Educators:

“The students came back to school bursting with ideas. We discussed the tools they have today to change the world. We found the contact info of our senators and congressman. We talked about changes we wanted to make”
– Wolcott Elementary Educator, 2/2018

“Film Field Trips opens our students’ eyes to the different realities of our world. Amazing experience to appreciate art in multiple facets with the film and the tour.”
Bulkeley High School educator, Hartford, 5//2016

“Without a doubt, my students were able to connect what was taking place during the Civil Rights Movement with today’s society and were able to personalize it. A very safe, warm and friendly environment.”
New Haven’s Off Campus Classroom educator, 2/2016

“Real Art Ways allows students to visually step into history”.
– SAND School educator, Hartford, 10/2016

Comments from Students:

“At one point I felt inspired because the children were being brave to fight for what they believed in.”
– Sanchez Elementary 5th grade student, Hartford, 5/2016

“This film changed my view on how I view this movement. I’ve heard about the Civil Rights Movement in History class, but I never put much thought into it. Seeing this film made me feel emotionally connected. The stories were so powerful and touching.”
Hartford’s Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts student, 1/2016

“This was an educational experience that broadened our perspective to a global scale. I will definitely recommend it to my peers.”
Miss Porter’s high school student, 1/2016


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