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The Story of Movies project has six underlying objectives for students. They are:

  • to understand that American film is a unique, collaborative art form;
  • to understand the historical, social and cultural significance of film;
  • to think critically about social issues such as racism, politics, democratic ideals, war, history and culture;
  • to use film as a cultural shorthand that speaks across the multi-ethnic, multi-cultural world in which we live;
  • to think creatively and critically, not only in the movie theater, but in all aspects of students' lives, and certainly with all artistic communication;
  • to embrace the American multi-cultural experience and achieve a deeper understanding of their own place in a diverse American culture.