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Student Workshops

“Very young children love and demand stories, and can understand complex matters presented as stories, when their powers of comprehending general concepts, paradigms, are almost nonexistent.”

-Oliver Sacks, M.D., Author, Neurologist

Dr. Ezcurra Teaching about Living Organisms to Children in our “Learning Science
Through Storytelling and Filming Workshop.”

Through its Storytelling and Filming Workshops for students K-12, Cinema Culturas harnesses its expertise in film production, art, culture, and language to facilitate children’s creative expression. Our workshops enhance the students’ comprehension of academic subjects including math, the sciences, and the humanities. The workshops not only enhance student comprehension but also teach students how to use film to explore academic subjects. Whether they are exploring scientific, mathematical, political, or social concepts, students use film to engage, respond to, and ultimately contribute to bodies of knowledge.


Dr. Judy D.  White, Riverside County Superintendent of Public Schools, and Dr. Martínez with children from Cinema Culturas Storytelling and Filming Workshop at César Chávez Elementary School in Coachella, CA..

Cinema Cultura's Storytelling and Filming Student Workshops in Southern California

Please contact us at if you are interested in offering a workshop at your School/Site.

*We also offer our workshops online

Cinema Culturas Student Workshops are hosted in the Coachella Valley by Dr. Judy White, Riverside County Superintendent of Public Schools, Office of Education and seek to teach storytelling techniques through the visual dynamics of film to encourage students to excercise the 4 C's of 21st Century Learning:

  • Communication

  • Collaboration

  • Creativity

  • Critical Thinking

Cinema Culturas expands on this learning model by incorporating two additional C's in its educational program:

  • Culture

  • Community

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High School Workshop Students Putting into Practice their Video Production Skills.

Our Workshops Curriculum's main objectives:

  • Contribute to Student's College and Career Readiness and Enhance their Family, School, and Community

  • Instill Pride, Purpose, and Professionalism in Students

  • Enhance the Ethnic Studies Curriculum

Student Learning Outcomes:

Participation in our workshops gives students the opportunity to put into practice learned skills in the classroom as well as new skills in the following: audiovisual and written communication, photography, journalism, event planning, as well as introducing them to the professional world of film production with a local community focus on storytelling and problem solving while developing a global vision.

Elementary Workshop Students Filming their Stories

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