Videos & DVDs

Action for a Just Society

The DVD documents the purpose of the project and illuminates the issues in legal literacy that were the focus of the project. The DVD begins by posing the question “why law?” or why do we have laws? The almost automatic response is to “maintain order”, and that law is mostly about the police and the courts. Another important point however is, what is the purpose of law in addition to maintaining order?

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DVD guide available upon request. This guide accompanies the DVD “Action for a Just Society” which was developed for the Centre for Education Law and Society (CELS) at Simon Fraser University as part of the Legal Literacy Project conducted by CELS from 2008-2011.


Dare To Care  

Dare to Care is a joint project between CELS and Life is Short Entertainment (Directors Mike Hawley and Darcy Van Poelgeest), and is based on research supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In this documentary, academics and practitioners investigate the theory and practice of the ethic of care, a relationship-based approach to teaching and learning. Dare to Care challenges our basic perceptions of educational relationships, and describes the role ethical caring can play in our schools and in the wider community.

Blending uniquely styled interviews with classroom footage and black and white archival imagery, this conversational documentary invites the viewer into a new dialogue regarding the age-old question: "What is education?"

The Dare to Care video is available for $14.95 on the National Film Board of Canada's website at