Films for the Future

Stories that count.


Thank you

Thank you to those of you joined for Films for the Future on October 9. Please check back this summer for information on next year’s event.

If you were unable to attend this year’s event please see below for further information on the film screening.

Films for the Future:
Raising the Curtain on Race and Inequities in Public Education

A look inside a few of today’s students’ experiences regarding race, safety and social pressures.
Brought to you by our Premier Sponsor, Janus Henderson Investors.

About The Film

The Student Experience: Building Relationships is a documentary presented in partnership with Denver Public Schools and provides an intimate look into the lives of students at five Denver Public Schools highlighting their successes and struggles during their different education journeys as they work to realize their fullest potential. The film was produced by the DPS Culturally Responsive Education department to showcase DPS students and their stories as it relates to the value, importance and need of strong, authentic relationships with their educators.  Their stories are powerful and hearing directly from students provides a learning experience for educators that can propel their journey of becoming a culturally responsive educator. The film will be shown throughout the district as we work to ensure all students succeed and become socially conscious contributing individuals.    

This topic directly ties to DPS Superintendent Susana Cordova’s goals to work towards ensuring that there is culturally responsive education throughout the district. Denver Public Schools, in partnership with DPS Foundation, has launched a multi-year strategy to support building Culturally Responsive Education practices throughout the district. The goal of this priority is to close the opportunity gap for our students of color and students from low-income backgrounds. Growth Through Connections, also supported by Janus Henderson, is one program working to support this priority. We hope that in watching this film it will bring heightened awareness in the community and put a spotlight on the issues that today’s students face. Conversations on these issues are the first steps to ensuring success for our next generation of leaders.  

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Partnering with the Denver Film Society and Sie FilmCenter

2019 Sponsors

Premier Sponsor


Feature Film Sponsors


Burkett Family Foundation

Sarah & Andrew Feinstein


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