We use a combination of qualitative case studies and survey research to track outcomes and learn from teacher and student feedback. 


  • Ten official film festival selections
  • Africa Movie Academy Award nominee (2011) 
  • Broadcast in 25 countries, including PBS WORLD Channel in US
  • Reached an estimated 500,000 viewers
  • Trained more than 1,000 teachers in face-to-face workshops
  • Film reached 5,000+ educators and tens of thousands of students in more than a dozen countries
Coexist… ultimately proves itself much smarter... exploring whether forgiveness that is mandated by the government can be genuine.
— New York Times Review

Results in the classroom

Our lessons, which are designed to be interactive and engaging, combine rich content with skill building. Students deepen their understanding of social issues while developing competency in critical thinking, collaboration, social and global awareness, and upstanding.

  • 95% of educators rate Coexist positive
  • 65% of educators say students are more open to looking at bias and prejudice after watching Coexist.

Creating Awareness

The film gives students a non-threatening way to get into so many concepts. The Teacher’s Guide and lessons make it so accessible, not an overwhelming proposition to teach.
— Janice, Del Dios Middle School (Escondido, California)
Of the various films I have seen on the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, this is the most truthful, the most real.
— Professor Emeritus Ervin Staub, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Cultivating Upstanders

Last week the kids were universally unable to imagine forgiving ... now they see the value in considering forgiveness and reconciliation.
— Humanities teacher Samantha Morris, Watertown Middle School (Massachusetts)
I left with a sense of compassion and humility. I’ve never felt this way after leaving a workshop.
— Sharon Gaines, Cypress Creek High School (Florida)

Motivating Action

We used Coexist as part of a pre-trip orientation to Rwanda ... it prepared the students to meet Rwandans who were either perpetrators or victims of the genocide.
— Jeremy Predko, San Diego (California) Unified School District, Coordinator of Instructional Technology
The journalism students and I were very moved yesterday. A unanimous decision to ... shift to a focus on “Circles of Compassion” was made.
— Amy Murphy, Del Dios Middle School teacher (California)