Our education program offers tools to become deeply engaged with the issues and ideas raised in our film and media content. Through our materials, we provide effective ways for educators to introduce global themes, environmental issues, and multi-cultural awareness into their established course curricula.

Since 2006, the project has traveled the world documenting the global movement toward connection, community, and the recognition of shared responsibilities. Our films explore how this movement is influencing such fields as health, sustainability, ecology, social justice, and religious tolerance.

Through film screenings and educational materials, we hope to stimulate dialogue, support community engagement, and inspire action.

What can educators do to foster real intelligence?... We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligating, and wildness. -David W. Orr

Study Guides and Conversation Cards

ELEMENTAL Educational Edition and Resources

Educational editions of our new award-winning feature documentary film ELEMENTAL are available exclusively from the Cinema Guild. An in depth discussion guide and set of conversation cards developed with the center for eco-literacy are available as free downloads below.


These articles explore eight core themes illustrated throughout our films, a great introduction to our content for students and educators.