Freedom Writers illustrates how one person’s selflessness and determination can allow many people to overcome the limitations of prejudice and ignorance. This movie is set in 1994, two years after Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California started a voluntary integration program.
Remember The Titans shows that when people unite for a common goal, it is easier to see how our differences make us stronger. Sports require everyone on a team to cooperate for a single goal. The movie is based on actual events at a newly desegregated high school in 1971.
The Help illustrates how one person can reject social norms and change the world around them. It uses humor to approach racial prejudice in Mississippi in 1963. Eugenia Phalen, known as “Skeeter,” returns home after going to college for journalism.
The Spectabular Now illustrates how it is easier not to start a bad habit than it is to stop a bad habit. Sutter Keely, a high school senior, has a seemingly perfect life. He is popular, confident and has a job he likes.
Augusta, Gone shows how drugs and alcohol do not fix problems but create new problems. Augusta, a teenage girl, lives with her younger brother and single mother.
East A is a comedy that reinforces Bahá’í principles by demonstrating how it is best to avoid bullying and gossip. Olive feels anonymous in her high school. That changes when she tells a lie about losing her virginity to impress some friends.
Bully is a documentary about bullying in the United States will help you see why and how each person must choose to reject negativity. It focuses on how bullying affects five students and is a revealing look at bullying’s frequency, intensity, and effect.
It’s Kind of a Funny Story demonstrates the importance of the compatibility of character and the unexpected ways people can enter our lives. A gifted high school junior, Craig, checks himself into a hospital’s psychiatric ward after considering suicide.
The Princess Bride illustrates the importance of character and demonstrates how circumstances and people can complicate relationships. This movie opens with a grandfather reading a story to his sick grandson.
Fordson shows how other religious teenagers have to overcome a fast similar to Bahá’ís. This movie focuses on Fordson High School in Dearborn, Michigan, which once had mostly white students but now is 98% Arab-American.