At Doc Edge, alongside the Rei Foundation, we identified the need to get social impact stories out to students that may not have the abilities to see the many amazing documentaries from around the world. We developed a Video-On-Demand platform with films that have a social impact, and focus on youth subjects and perspectives. This platform allows us to distribute documentaries, for viewing in the classroom, across NZ and Pacific Island classrooms. We include downloadable learning resources to accompany each film, giving context and discussion points for further learning.
Our vision is to foster a love of documentary for students across all levels of education, from Intermediate through to secondary and beyond, and to reach a wider audience beyond our main festival centers of Auckland and Wellington. We want to inspire and enlighten our tamariki and promote diversity and understanding of global issues in the classroom, we can achieve this by promoting documentaries as a vital learning tool for all students.