Debra Chasnoff 10/12/57 – 11/7/17

The world has lost a brilliant visionary, activist, filmmaker and educator for social justice.

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It's Elementary

It’s Elementary

The groundbreaking film that addresses anti-gay prejudice by providing adults with practical lessons on how to talk with children about gay people. Part of The Respect For All Project.

It's Still Elementary

It’s STILL Elementary

This moving story and political drama revisits the students and teachers from the original groundbreaking film, It’s Elementary, and discovers the profound impact of using film as a tool for social change.


Teenagers open up about how they are limited by gender role expectations and their process of finding ways to really be themselves. Part of The Respect for All Project.

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Our Projects

Through our Respect For All Project, GroundSpark facilitates the development of inclusive, bias-free schools and communities by providing media resources, support and training to youth, educators and service providers.

Partnering with public interest organizations, government agencies and private funders, we move policy off the printed page and bring it to life.

What We’re Working On Now


When GroundSpark president and senior producer, Debra Chasnoff, was diagnosed with stage-4 metastatic breast cancer, she began documenting her experience.  She hoped that her candid journey would change the conversation around giving and getting a prognosis, inspiring others to live fully in the face of the unknown. GroundSpark is currently producing this film, under the working title, Prognosis.

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Support GroundSpark’s Work

If you would like to help us complete Debra Chasnoff’s Prognosis film and support our continued efforts to share the Respect For All Project films and resources, please donate today. All donations are deductible and can be made through our secure website here.