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BOOKS TURNED INTO MOVIES
Here’s a list of some well-known books that have been turned into movies. Have you read any of them? If so, watch the movie and see how it compares to the book! After viewing, stretch your brain and reflect upon the following questions:
DOCUMENTARIES & DOCUDRAMAS
Here are some documentaries and enlightening “docudramas” based on actual events and issues facing our nation and world. After viewing a film, stretch your brain and reflect upon the following questions:
The 11th Hour -- Environmental documentary narrated and co-produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.
After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News - Explores the dangers of disinformation and fake news stories to our society.
An Arctic Tale -- Narrated by Queen Latifah, this study documents the lives of a polar bear and walrus growing up at the North Pole.
Blackfish - Exposes the living conditions of Orca kept in captivity for entertainment purposes.
Born to Be Wild - Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary follows efforts in Kenya and Borneo to save orphaned animals and protect endangered species.
Bully - Reveals the effects of bullying on school children and their families.
Cesar Chavez - Biopic about the civil rights activist.
Concussion - Dramatization based on actual events that reveal the link between football and CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Countdown to Zero - Discusses the historical impact of the atomic bomb and the role of nuclear arms in current global affairs.
Fed Up - Explores the food industry and its role in the high rate of childhood obesity.
FrackNation - Examines the environmentally and politically controversial practice of fracking.
Freakonomics - Reveals the extent to which money affects human behavior.
Harriet - Documents the incredible life of Harriet Tubman and her travails as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad.
In the Shadows of the Towers - Students from Stuyvesant High School share their eyewitness account of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.
An Inconvenient Truth - Focuses on the science behind the threat of global warming.
Just Mercy - Based on the true story of a black lawyer, Bryan Stevenson, who defends a man who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death.
Malcolm X - Documents the life and death of the controversial militant activist.
Planet Ocean - Explores man’s effects on ocean ecosystems.
Selma - Focuses on the actions of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the historical civil rights activist’s march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
The Social Network - Recounts the challenges Mark Zuckerberg faced as he built Facebook.
The Theory of Everything - Biopic of physicist Stephen Hawking.
Toni Morrison - Documentary on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist.
British Museum (London, England)
Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA)
Louvre Museum (Paris, France)
Metropolitan Museum of Art Collections (New York, NY)
Metropolitan Museum of Art Facility and Architecture (New York, MY)
National Air and Space Museum (Washington, D.C.)
National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.)
National Museum of Anthropology (Mexico City, Mexico)
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul, Korea)
National Museum of Natural History (Washington, D.C.)
Tokyo National Museum (Tokyo, Japan)
Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italy)
Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Vatican Museums and Rooms (Vatican City)