EDUCATIONAL  KIT 

FILM LITERACY 

“Draw whit me” by Constantine Venetopoulos

Gender Equality Project #Goal5

Recommended ages: 14+ 

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"Draw with me"

by Constantine Venetopoulos

The short documentary "Draw with Me" by Constantine Venetopoulos tells the story of the talented teenage artist Brenton Sol who identifies himself as transgender with gender dysphoria, whose art has been a vital outlet for self-expression. From his public manifestation and subsequent suicide attempt to his elevation as an advocate, this portrait of Brenton Sol and his family outlines what they experienced and surpassed during a touching journey of acceptance.

 

The documentary not only presents the social implications but also talks about grief, the search for identity and the acceptance of diversity. In this context, the documentary proposes a universal perspective.

ISSUES

Coming of Age, Family, Conflict, Diversity, Identity, Human Rights, LGBTQIA+

Courses (optional) 

Social Sciences, Literature, Art, Sex Education, Informatics

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CINEMA AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

 

Today, cinema is used as a tool for the purpose of raising awareness of issues of equality, justice and freedom, as well as an educational tool to raise the awareness of pupils and all citizens on issues of sustainable development.

 

Feature and short fiction films, animated films, documentaries, visual arts and sound experiments on sustainable development issues now have a strong presence in many special retrospectives and international festivals.

 

Sustainable Development Goals served by the educational kit 

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J.Lo's support for the project is especially important


"The film is important and timely in it’s story and message and can have a huge impact on those of us who watch and experience what Brendon and their family is going through in this time of acceptance and admission”
Jennifer Lopez