It's Elementary - Talking About Gay Issues In School
, is a highly acclaimed film shot in first through eighth grade classrooms across the United States. The film, intended for an adult audience, is a window into what really happens when educators address gay issues with their students in age-appropriate and sensitive ways.
The children in It's Elementary respond with enormous wisdom, compassion and humor. After watching them and their talented teachers, audiences all over the world have come away with a renewed commitment to help young people address prejudice of all kinds and the techniques to help them do so.
Running time: 78 minutes (full length version) or 38-minute training version. Produced by GroundSpark.
Now available with a retrospective documentary, It's STILL Elementary, which looks at the impact the original film has had over the last decade, why
it was made in the first place and why the film is still relevant today. It also follows up with some of the original teachers and students from the first film and asks them how lessons about LGBT people changed their lives - the results are moving and profound. Also includes the high-profile, controversial PBS broadcast and the infamous right-wing attacks unleashed on the film and its creators. A moving story about the power of documentary film and grassroots organizing.
Running time: 51 minutes.
The DVD set also comes with a 140-page organizing, training, and teaching guide. See it here.