ro*co educationalro*co films is a leader in the documentary distribution world, with an educational division aimed at bringing these compelling real-life stories to schools, libraries, and other instructional environments across the country. In addition, ro*co broadens the impact and influence of our films by mobilizing communities to host, organize, and execute their own educational screening events.
A leader in the documentary distribution world, ro*co films understands that a compelling real-life story can educate, entertain, and engage diverse audiences around emotionally gripping, universally important themes.
A growing division of ro*co films international, ro*co educational launched in 2009 with the mission to advocate for documentary film as an educational tool, to bring these stories to schools, libraries, and other instructional environments across the country, and to broaden the impact and influence of our films by mobilizing communities to host, organize, and execute their own public screening events. Whether you are striving to illuminate a topic or issue, create change, or simply start a conversation, showing a compelling film is the best way to do it.
The films represented by ro*co educational are inspiring, provocative, and challenging —connecting us to human experiences well beyond the boundaries of our own.
Allie Silvestri is Manager of Sales and Distribution at ro*co films educational.
Allie works closely with filmmakers and educational media buyers to coordinate business development in the educational market, with a focus on the marketing and promotion of each film. With a lifelong interest in documentaries and a strong belief in their ability to educate, Allie has always found ways to stay current in the documentary medium and even interned at ro*co for two summers while attending college. She holds a BA in Media Arts and a minor in Communications from Cornell University
"Both entertaining and instructive, documentaries provide the opportunity to walk in another person’s shoes, gain deeper perspective, and change the way we view the world.”
Dana Clark is the Director of Operations at ro*co films educational.
Dana oversees and executes all business operations, which includes fulfillment and shipping, inventory management, customer service, client relations and generally supporting the educational division as needed. She also researches and analyzes the needs of universities and other educational institutions to best match their needs with ro*co’s outstanding films and customized services.
Dana joined the ro*co team in 2011 after an extended time raising her children and acting as a lead school volunteer. She came to ro*co with a professional background as a senior purchasing agent and contracts specialist. Dana holds a BA in Organizational Communication with a Business minor from Chico State University.
“I couldn’t be happier to be working with such a dynamic team that assists in providing inspiring and entertaining documentary films to audiences worldwide.”
Kristin Cooney is Managing Director of ro*co films educational.
After managing ro*co’s educational division for 8 years, Kristin’s work has shifted to focus more closely on development, impact, and engagement. Working closely with film/media teams, funders, and other partners, Kristin develops and executes customized, long-term, and multi-faceted campaigns that generate tangible change and the highest levels of impact.
Kristin joined ro*co in 2009 with a professional background in market analysis, advertising and administration. Kristin holds a BA in Sociology from UCLA and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University of California.
EDUCATEWe know that a compelling story is powerful educational tool – tackling intellectual topics through the lens of a character-driven, factual narrative can leave a lasting imprint on the mind, while also being a catalyst for debate and discussion
We have designed our educational DVDs to be simple and easy to use in your classroom. Whenever possible, multiple versions of the film are included on one disc (feature-length and one-hour versions for shorter class periods), the content is specifically chaptered to allow for the use of smaller video segments during class, and bonus features are added where appropriate.
Most of our films - while wonderful educational resources on their own – also include comprehensive Educator’s Supplements that include activities, discussion questions, and valuable outlets for further information. For many educators, these resources help guide the implementation of our films into their existing curriculums and also help to establish the foundation for creating an entirely new curriculum around the topic featured in the film
Take a look at some samples below (click to view in full size):
Many of our films are also used for employee workshops, faculty & staff meetings/ in-services, and other forms of professional development. Many of the Educator’s Supplements have been designed with this in mind, and include discussion questions, activities, and valuable resources for this type of usage as well. Use our films in your classroom, workshop, or library today!
ENGAGEro*co films is a leader in the documentary distribution world, with an educational division aimed at bringing these compelling real-life stories to schools, libraries, and other instructional environments across the country. In addition, ro*co broadens the impact and influence of our films by mobilizing communities to host, organize, and execute their own educational screening events.
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RETURNS & EXCHANGES
All sales are final. While we are unable to offer a refund, we are always happy to offer an exchange for another title in our collection.