Reviews, Endorsements, and Awards

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.

Reviews and Endorsements

It’s STILL Elementary is a powerful call to action to stop ignoring anti-gay slurs, and work for more welcoming and inclusive classrooms. Nobody can watch this movie and walk away without feeling that they too have a role to play in creating a climate that respects and protects all youth.”

— Rhonda Thomason, Grants Administrator, Teaching Tolerance

“As a professor of education, I am always on the look out for new resources that help my student teachers address issues of prejudice. Featuring real students and unique stories, It’s STILL Elementary is a thrilling reminder of why we cannot overlook anti-LGBT bias in those efforts.”

— Celia Oyler, director, Elementary Inclusive Education Program, Columbia University

It’s STILL Elementary impresses upon the viewer that we have not come as far as we would have liked since it’s first release; that the issues are still present in the lives of school children every day in school and in their community, and the need for all of us to address these issues is even more important today than it was 12 years ago. In these troubling times when the distance between us appears to have grown even greater these past few years, this film shows us that our children, our teachers and our families can truly lead us up the path to acceptance, understanding, compassion and peace.”

— Dr. Irvin Howard, past-president, California League of Middle Schools; National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform Board of Directors


Audience Award—Best Documentary, Madrid Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

CINE Golden Eagle

Winner! Audience Award – Best Documentary, LesGaiCineMad