tv.broadwayworld.com

VIDEO: Liam Neeson Launches New Educational Fundraising Campaign

December 4
8:49 2012

Today Journeys in Film, in partnership with acclaimed actor and Academy Award® nominee Liam Neeson, launches a new fundraising endeavor to educate American students about the world and its rich, diverse cultures. Below, watch Liam Neeson, a driving spirit behind Journeys in Film, speak about his belief in this program, the knowledge gap among U.S. students, the urgent needs in our schools and the simple but powerful idea behind JiF.

Journeys in Film (JiF) combines the power of foreign films with high-quality standards-based lesson plans, provided to teachers for free, in order to inspire and engage students in global learning. To date, more than 800,000 students worldwide have been taught with JiF. In addition to the free film-based lesson plans, JiF offers teacher training and support.

Liam Neeson has served as Founding Spokesperson for Journeys in Film since the organization began in 2002.

Why Liam Neeson Supports Journeys in Film:

"Because I believe learning about our world is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity.
It is vitally important for us to educate the next generation with an increased awareness and appreciation of people who are different from us. Journeys in Film is such a simple idea with profound effects. I think we can all remember the films that we identified with as children, and that made an impact on our lives. It's time to pay attention to the fact that we are teaching to the most visually literate generation in history."

Fundraising Campaign:

For every $25,000 raised, Journeys in Film can add a new country and film to its curricula offerings, which currently include lesson plans for films from China, India, Iran, Tibet, South Korea, Maori culture and South Africa. Our next education targets are Latin American countries and conflict regions in the Middle East.

Please donate today to help Journeys in Film reach even more students and schools.

"You get your kids ready for school; Journeys in Film gets them ready for the world!" -- Liam Neeson

Journeys in Film is a project of the USC Annenberg School's Norman Lear Center. To learn more about Journeys in Film, please visit www.journeysinfilm.org.

VIDEO: Liam Neeson Launches New Educational Fundraising Campaign

Related Links
Elton John, Julia Roberts & More Join NBC's RED NOSE DAY SPECIALElton John, Julia Roberts & More Join NBC's RED NOSE DAY SPECIAL
May 24, 2016
Media Outlets Share Spirit of Giving to Support NBC's RED NOSE DAY SPECIALMedia Outlets Share Spirit of Giving to Support NBC's RED NOSE DAY SPECIAL
May 19, 2016
High-Concept Action Thriller WHEELMAN Coming to Netflix in 2017High-Concept Action Thriller WHEELMAN Coming to Netflix in 2017
May 17, 2016
Scoop: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE!  5/12 - 5/19 on BravoScoop: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE! 5/12 - 5/19 on Bravo
by TV Scoop - May 12, 2016
Scoop: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo - Week of May 15, 2016Scoop: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo - Week of May 15, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 10, 2016


About Author

   Subscribe to Author Alerts

TV VIDEOS


BWW Review: Audra McDonald Reaffirms Her Singular Brilliance in HBO's LADY DAYAudra McDonald Reaffirms Her Singular Brilliance in HBO's LADY DAY BroadwayRadio Releases First Episode of 'Literally Patti Murin: The Podcast' with Andrew Rannells
First Episode of 'Literally Patti Murin: The Podcast' with Andrew Rannells

Become a Fan, Follower & Subscriber

           Facebook Like Follow