Why Movies Move Us: The Case for Cinemeducation


WHEN October 23, 2019
6-7:30 PM EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

This presentation explores the unique educational possibilities offered by movies. Matthew Alexander, an internationally recognized expert on the use of movies in education, offers a brief autobiographical account of his own journey with the cinema before laying out the social, psychological, and archetypal appeal of the movies. He demonstrates a real-life example of using two movie clips to anchor a presentation on the medical interview, identifies the different objectives of using movies in education, and names multiple current movies that are ideal for teaching, whether in the classroom or in the therapist's office.

  • Matthew Alexander, Professor of Family Medicine, UNC School of Medicine; Senior Behavioral Medicine Educator, Department of Family Medicine, Atrium Health
Organized by
  • Ralph Katz, Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, NYU College of Dentistry
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

In Collaboration with

NYU College of Dentistry

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