Join Global Classroom for an evening with SIFF
exploring various global films. Learn how you can use film effectively to bring the world into the classroom, and explore film as a tool for helping your students understand different countries, cultures, and perspectives; learn about the environment; or meet an important global leader. We’ll explore the possibilities with SIFF’s Educational Programs Manager Dustin Kaspar and Seattle-based documentary filmmaker Sandy Cioffi.
Registration includes 3 clock hours, light buffet, and interdisciplinary resource packet.
Learn more about registering for a package of 3 GC workshops here
has been the Educational Programs Manager at SIFF since 2008, designing engaging programs connecting filmmakers to school classes, teachers to training to use the crafts of film creatively in their classrooms, and public classes in filmmaking and film appreciation for youth, professional filmmakers, and general audiences. In addition to his education work, he is also a feature and short film programmer with the Seattle International Film Festival specializing in films for youth audiences and the cinema of Sub-Saharan Africa. Before getting involved with SIFF, Dustin was a secondary choir director at Lakewood High School and Middle School and he still keeps one foot in the musical world performing in the Seattle Opera Chorus.
has produced and/or directed several films, including the critically acclaimed Crocodile Tears
, Terminal 187
and Just Us
. Sandy has worked extensively with the Hate Free Zone in Seattle, producing films about treatment of immigrants post-September 11th
. In 2005-2008, Sandy made four trips to the volatile Niger Delta in Nigeria to film Sweet Crude
, documenting conditions there and interviewing the region’s key stakeholders, including leadership of the armed resistance movement. In April 2008, she and her film crew were detained by the Nigerian State Security Services and held in military prison for seven days. As an educator, Sandy has worked extensively with young people—as an artist-in-residence at many middle and high schools in Washington State, and through the mentor/apprentice film program at the Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center. Sandy has been on the faculty teaching media at Seattle Central Community College and Cornish College of the Arts.