We hosted our second screening of Most Likely to Succeed (MLTS) at Tokyo Academic's Nishiazabu event space. his time, we welcomed 50+ parents and educators with quite a diverse background (see the graph below), including people starting a new boarding school in Cambodia! With very comfortable chairs and a room full of passionate people, we had a great group discussion and lunch session after the screening! We felt so energised to meet so many people who deeply care about improving education for the future generation.
Check out our Facebook Page to see the full album of the event!
And for those of you who may want to have a deeper dive on this topic, grab your copy of Most Likely to Succeed by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith (executive producer of the film).
As we received some questions on how to host film screening, we will publish another post near future on "how to host a MLTS screening in your community" based on our experience. We would also love to see a Japanese subtitle version coming up in the future for broader audience. If you share the same views, please post a comment at the bottom of this blog or on our FB page! We will aggregate and relay the feedback!
We received some great feedback, including interest to host MLTS screening in other communities!
This time, we had a nice mix of audience, with parents and teachers/education industry people splitting fairly evenly.
And again, similar to the last screening, we were so happy to receive great feedback on the event!
As we were not able to accommodate everyone this time, and we keep hearing others wanting to see the film, we may plan one more screening in fall. However, we hope that our experience will be helpful in getting others to follow suite and host screening in other parts of Japan near future!
I find that a film like this is a great catalyst for a pressing topic like education, and personally, I enjoyed that the film approaches the 21st century education topic from both macro economic and trend perspectives as well as parents, educators, and students experiences.
Please add comments here if you would like to share your perspectives after watching the film!
And last but not the least, thank you so much for the volunteers (Ai, Midori, Tomoko, and Atsuko) and the venue sponsor Tokyo Academics for making this gathering possible!