Virtual Movies That Matter

Available April through June: "Meltdown in Dixie" and "Lowland Kids"


Monday, May 6, 2024
12:01 am – 11:59 pm
Prerecorded Programs, Available with Free Registration

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. 

Available for streaming from April through June:

Meltdown in Dixie (2021)
40 minutes
For grades 6-12

In the wake of the 2015 Charleston Massacre, a battle erupts in Orangeburg, South Carolina between the Sons of Confederate Veterans and an ice cream shop owner forced to fly the Confederate flag in his parking lot. Meltdown in Dixie explores the broader role of Confederate symbolism in the 21st century and the lingering racial oppression that these symbols help maintain. Directed by Emily Harrold. 

Lowland Kids (2019)
22 minutes
For grades 6-12

As climate change erases the Louisiana coast, the last two teenagers on Isle de Jean Charles fight to stay on an island that has been their family home for generations. Howard and Juliette have never known another home, and saying goodbye is not easy. Lowland Kids is a coming-of-age story that puts human faces to the pressing issue of climate change. Directed by Sandra Winther.

To register for Virtual Movies That Matter screenings, please fill out this form.

If you have any questions about the program, call 212.423.3254 or email [email protected].

Image: Lowland Kids