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31st Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 1 - 11, 2023

Filmmatters Study Guides

FilmMatters is pleased to provide free detailed lesson plans for each of the films screened in the programme.  These study guides provide a direct link between the subject matter of a film and the Ontario school curriculum.  They serve as a gateway to further discussion, discourse and learning.

Downloadable Study Guides:

Available on FilmMatters Online:

(make sure to first register for a free account on watch.tjff.com)

Anne and the Reverend (link to the film)
Blue Like Me(link to the film) – recommended for grades 5 – 8
The Boys of Terezin (link to the film) – recommended for grades 7 – 12
A Jewish Girl in Shanghai (link to the film) – recommended for grades 4 – 6
Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent (link to the film) – recommended for grades 11 – 12
Misa’s Fugue (link to the film)
Orthodox Stance (link to the film)
The People vs. Leo Frank (link to the film)
Run Boy Run (link to the film) – recommended for grades 7 – 10
Secrets of War (link to the film) – recommended for grades 7 – 9
Seven Days of Remembrance (link to the film)
The Zigzag Kid (link to the film) – recommended for grades 5 – 7
Zrubavel (link to the film)

Other study guides available:

Arranged
Azrieli – Short Film Series
A Bag of Marbles
Belle and Sebastian
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea
The Children of Chance
Crossroads
Deaf Jam
Heart of Stone
Hey Hey Esther Blueberger
The Last Survivor
Louder Than A Bomb
Making the Crooked Straight
Off and Running
Once in a Lifetime
Scaffolding
Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog
Voices Unbound
We Must Remember
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

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