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ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2013 SUMMER CAMPS
(rolling until all spaces filled)

FILM IN ACTION SUMMER CAMP (for ages 7 to 11)

Film In Action, for children ages 7 to 11, is an interactive film club program for children to begin thinking critically about what they watch, but also to have fun and develop an appetite for something other than the usual Disney fare. Following on from the success of the Film in Action year-long program, we are excited to offer 2 themed weeks of film, thinking and fun. Each morning we will watch and discuss films and documentaries at Maysles Cinema. After lunch we will take field trips around the city to research the questions we have come up with in the morning. There will also be time to visit the playgrounds and sprinklers!

Students are welcome to enroll for either week, or for both!

SESSION ONE: JUNE 17-21 (Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm)
“Heroes/Heroines”

Wonder Woman, Hercules, Rosa Parks, Beyonce, Jackie Robinson? Who are your heroes/heroines? What makes a hero? Who decides on who qualifies? These are some of the questions we will be asking ourselves as we watch films and documentaries and visit museums and exhibitions. From Superheroes, to characters from mythology, from MTV to the NBA, we will interrogate the concept, and refine our thinking with visits to the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of the City of New York. Not forgetting time for the sprinklers and the parks!

SESSION TWO: JUNE 24-26 (Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm)
“Migration”

What is lost and what is gained when you move from place to place? What causes someone to travel afar? From rural to urban movements in China, to seasonal animal migration patterns, we will watch lyrical films tracing the journeys of different migrations. In this 3-day camp, we will have plenty of time to think critically and have time to explore the great outdoors!

SESSION THREE: JUNE 27 - July 3 (Thursday-Friday, Monday-Wednesday, 9:00am-3:30pm)
“Wild Animals”

What is the nature of the relationship between man and wild animals? What do we know about their lives, and what does it teach us about ourselves. By comparing films with different approaches to these questions, and by taking field trips to the Bronx Zoo, the Cloisters Museum, Central Park and the American Museum of Natural History, we will debate this important issue. Of course, we will find time for some sprinkler action along the way!

Dates: June 17-21 (Session One), June 24-26 (Session Two), June 28 - July3
Time: 9:00am-3:30pm
Ages: 7 to 11
Cost: $400 for Session One, $240 for Session Two, $400 for Session Three ($50 off for signing up for two sessions, $100 off for signing up for all three, 20% off with Maysles Family Membership). Limited scholarships available, please submit the SCHOLARSHIP FORM along with your application.
To Apply: Download the APPLICATION
& email completed form to education@mayslesinstitute.org


FILM IN ACTION: WORLD CINEMA FILM CLUB
Deadline to Apply: rolling until all spaces are filled

Film In Action, for children ages 7 to 11, is a 8-week film club program for children to begin thinking critically about what they watch, but also to have fun and develop an appetite for something other than the usual Disney fare.



Film club participants will screen powerful films from Morocco, France, Italy, Congo, and Tibet-- use the films as a catalyst to discuss themes in a dynamic, active environment punctuated by popcorn, lively discussions, and movement-based activities. Previous film themes have included: Identity, Bullying, and Child-Parent Dynamics.


  Dates:April 21, 2013 to June 16, 2013
(no class May 26 Memorial Day
Weekend)
  Time: 1pm-3pm
  Ages: For students ages 7 to 11
  Location: 343 Lenox Avenue, between 127th & 128th Streets
  Cost: $200 (Limited scholarships available, please submit the SCHOLARSHIP FORM along with your application.)
  To Apply: Download the APPLICATION
& email completed form to education@mayslesinstitute.org.

About the Educator: Ben Raikes, a licensed NYS school teacher, has taught primary school for 15 years. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and received his teaching degree from Greenwich University in London. He began his career as an education specialist with Apples and Snakes, an in-school poetry and performance program in London.

Our cinema, classroom and one of our restrooms are handicap accessible.

Feel free to call the Box Office at (212) 537-6843 or email education@mayslesinstitute.org if you have any additional questions or concerns