Cultural Passport

Secondary Experiences


A Film Class Pass will enable students to to view a full-length film or short films through Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Cultural Passport program. Seating is very limited, so review the options below and click the Application link on the menu on the right to apply.

Educators understand the importance of providing enough background knowledge to ensure students can fully participate and engage in all that an experience has to offer. This webpage is designed to familiarize you with the selected film festivals and give you access to curriculum to guide your instruction as you prepare students for the experience. The links listed immediately below have general content for your grade level. Site specific curriculum may be linked within the detailed descriptions below.

Curriculum Resources

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Landfill HarmoniC

Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138

Monday, April 8, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

About the Film
In honor of Earth Day,this documentary film follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group for young people that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. The film is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.

Miami International Children's Film Festival

Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134


Thursday, November 1, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

About the Film
Delve into the Irish WWII experience by following a group of determined youngsters who band together for a cause bigger—much bigger—than themselves. When Tom’s father, a veterinarian for the Belfast Zoo, is called away to war, Tom feels its his duty to ensure the well-being of the animals, including its newest addition, a baby elephant. But the impending German air raids and short-sighted decisions of the Zoo staff threaten to endanger the animals, and Tom must act quickly in this inspired-by-true-life tale of family, friendship, and empathy.

Belle and Sebastian, Friends for Life

Thursday, November 1, 2018
12:30 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

About the Film
In the French Alps circa WWII, Sebastian, happy in his rural village with Belle and her pups, is unsettled when he overhears news of a potential move. Even more disturbing is the stranger who appears, claiming Belle as his own. It will take all of Sebastian’s determination and devotion to those he loves to surmount these challenges in this stunningly filmed series culmination.

National YoungArts Foundation

About the Organization
The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and nurtures the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts and assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development. YoungArts aspires to create a community of alumni that provides a lifetime of encouragement, opportunity and support.

Jazz Performance, Writers Readings & Cinematic Arts Screenings on the YoungArts Plaza
Friday, February 22, 2019
8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
National YoungArts Foundation
2100 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33137

Experience the intersection between creative writing, spoken word, jazz and film. YoungArts winners from the southeastern U.S., ages 15-18, present collaborative works of arts on stage and screen in an outdoor setting.
Directed by jazz saxophonist and composer Adam Larson, writer and author of When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost, Joan Morgan and cinematographer Rick Delgado.


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