Why does character matter? What are the skills you need to flourish in the 21st Century? A global “cloud filmmaking” project led by Tiffany Shlain launched with a film about The Science of Character, and she is now gathering entries from students, teachers and communities for a new film, The Adaptable Mind. Use your mobile device to capture your own thoughts about adaptability and the necessary skills for contemporary life, then submit your video LetItRipple.org for a chance to be included in a film that will be a catalyst for worldwide discussion. In the video below, Shlain provides more details.

On September 18, 2015, more than 4,000 events around the world are scheduled on Character Day, a one-day global movement to strengthen our world through character development. Schools and communities will screen short films about character, host discussions, and log on to a Google Hangout with hundreds of thousands of participants around the world.

Online materials for Character Day include discussion questions for different age ranges (elementary school, middle school, high school, college/university/adult), and a robust site that offers a deeper dive into resources for each of the character strengths. Materials can be seen at LetItRipple.org.

Submit Your Video for A Global Film Project About Character 27 July,2015Kristin Farr


Kristin Farr

Kristin Farr is KQED's Arts Education Manager. She is the creator and producer of the Emmy Award-winning video series, Art School, which brings audiences into artists' studios to learn about contemporary art, and engages learners with ideas for new ways to get creative. She is also an artist and a contributing editor for Juxtapoz Magazine.

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