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August 9, 2023

Teaching Channel Talks Episode 73: Capturing the Impact of iMPACTFUL Films (w/Scilla Andreen)

Scilla Andreen, accomplished film director and CEO of iMPACTFUL has returned for another episode of Teaching Channel Talks! The last time Scilla joined the podcast, she and Wendy focused on her journey as a filmmaker, exploring Scilla’s experiences and the inspiration behind her films. This time, we’re measuring the impact these films have had as schools and organizations across the country host screenings of Angst, Like, Race to be Human, and Upstanders, and address the destigmatization around mental health as a result.

Our Guest

Scilla Andreen is CEO & Co-Founder of iMPACTFUL and an award-winning Producer, Director, and Emmy nominated Costume Designer. She has produced topical films such as Angst, LIKE, The Upstanders, and RACE to be Human, often tackling the tough topics of race and racism, anxiety, and the effects of social media on our mental health. A mother of 6, she resides with her husband, Eric, in Seattle, WA. Scilla has spoken on numerous panels at Sundance, SXSW, Women in Film, etc., and is on a mission to change the world with film.

Our Host

Dr. Wendy Amato is the Chief Academic Officer at Teaching Channel’s parent company, K12 Coalition. Wendy earned her Master’s in Education and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. She holds an MBA from James Madison University. Wendy began teaching in 1991, has served as a Middle School Administrator, and still teaches at UVA’s School of Education. She has delivered teacher professional development workshops and student leadership workshops in the US and internationally. Wendy and her family live near Charlottesville, Virginia.

Resources for Continued Learning

In this episode, Scilla and Wendy talk about iMPACTFUL’s mental health film collection and the accompanying resources designed to bring about deeper learning, engagement, and impact. These films are available for schools, businesses, and non-profits. Find out about how you can host your own screening of Angst, Like, Race to be Human, or The Upstanders here.

Be sure to follow iMPACTFUL on social media to hear about their latest films and programs, and check out Teaching Channel’s free teacher resources to hear about our quarterly free screenings of IMPACTFUL films and accompanying panel discussions.

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