Workshops

Clouds Over Sidra

Directors: Gabo Arora, Barry Pousman, Chris Milk

Producers: Samantha Storr, Patrick Milling Smith,

Joe Chen

Producing Organizations: United Nations, Vrse

Clouds Over Sidra tells the story of Sidra, a 12 year old girl from Syria who lives in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. The video explores her life experiences: her attendance at school, the food she eats, how her family lives, her perspective of men and other children, her perspective of the camp she lives in, and her desire to return home. 

The workshop links themes such as education, refugee experiences, gender dynamics, and stereotypes. The workshop also provides students with the opportunity to engage with Sustainable Development Goal #5 (Gender Equality).

Growing a World Wonder

Director: Richard Nockles

Producer: Mitch Turnbull 

Producing Organization: Great Green Wall 

Growing a World Wonder captures the story of the Great Green Wall. The story follows Binta, a young Senegalese girl, as she and her family tend to their section of the Wall. The viewer gets to explore the challenges Binta and her family face and discover how the project is already transforming their lives for the better. Growing a World Wonder shows the global scale of this project and its potential to provide food and jobs.

This workshop’s activities build an understanding of conservation agriculture, desertification, and the effects that desertification can have on local and global climate. The activities showcase the potential of community-wide action and their capacity to create lasting change. Finally, the workshop provides students with an opportunity to engage with Sustainable Development Goals #13 (Climate Action), #15 (Life on Land), #2 (Zero Hunger), and #5 (Gender Equality).

Samuel's Fair Trade Journey

Director and Producer: Marie Mainz, Travis Lacy

Producing Organizations: Fairtrade Denmark, Peter Larsen Kaffe

Samuel’s Fair Trade Journey introduces the life of Samuel Maina, a Fairtrade coffee farmer in the Kangema district of Kenya. The video reveals the work of coffee farmers like Samuel, showcases the support farmers receive from Fairtrade, and explores the ways in which farmers navigate agricultural challenges such as climate change.

The workshop will revolve around Sustainable Development Goal #12 (Responsible Consumption) and provide students with a better understanding of Fairtrade, sustainable farming. The workshop also provides students with an opportunity to engage with Sustainable Development Goal #5 (Gender Equality).

Disclaimer

Acknowledging the various themes presented in 360° videos being shown, the InSight team asks that teachers view the videos beforehand to ensure that they are best equipped to navigate any triggers and sensitivities within student populations.

InSight also recognizes that gender is a spectrum.  In the documentaries, the terms “boys and girls” may be used, but it should be noted that many students do not conform to this binary.  InSight welcomes and supports students of all gender identities.  

General Waiver

Due to the nature of this experience, some participants may undergo minor disorientation or discomfort. Flashing lights and repeated patterns
may not be suited for those with photosensitive epilepsy. Discretion is advised.

The 360° surround video and sound is a high sensory experience that may not be suitable for all viewers. Specifically, the following may be of concern:

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions: Consult with your physician before entering InSight if you are pregnant, elderly, have pre-existing binocular vision abnormalities or psychiatric disorders, or suffer from a heart condition or other serious medical condition.
 
Seizures: Some people (about 1 in 4000) may have severe dizziness, seizures, eye or muscle twitching or blackouts triggered by light flashes or patterns, and this may occur while they are watching TV, playing video games or experiencing virtual reality, even if they have never had a seizure or blackout before or have no history of seizures or epilepsy. Such seizures are more common in children and young people. Anyone who experiences any of these symptoms should exit InSight and see a doctor. If you previously have had a seizure, loss of awareness, or other symptom linked to an epileptic condition you should see a doctor before entering InSight.