Movies That Matter: Film Screenings for Schools

Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi


Wednesday, April 3, 2024
10:30 am – 1:30 pm EDT
Scheuer Auditorium

The Jewish Museum invites middle and high school students and teachers to view award-winning documentary films that examine current social issues such as representation and identity, immigration, and civil rights, followed by discussions with filmmakers.

Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi (2015)
75 minutes
For grades 9 – 12

While in the throes of depression, Brown University student Sunil Tripathi walked out of his Providence apartment and disappeared into the cold Rhode Island night. In a desperate search to find him, his family launched a social media movement that reached across the country and brought together a community dedicated to finding him. In the days following the Boston Marathon bombings the family's month-long investigation into Sunil's disappearance exploded into a virtual confrontation with e-vigilantes, citizen journalists, and traditional media eager to feed their insatiable hunger for breaking news.

In Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi, the Tripathi family tells a story of the healing and destructive power of social media, and director Neal Broffman offers an intimate look at the enduring love that unites a family in crisis. Content warning: This film includes the discussion of depression and suicide. 

To register, please call 212.423.3254 or email [email protected]

Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi (2015)