Why Video? Can't video be too passive, rather than active?
We wondered that at first, too. Research and testing/experiences showed us another way. A way that relies on real engagement.
What makes these videos unique is that they're wordless. No narration. No subtitles. No prescribed narrative lulling a viewer intentionally or by accident. When they're wordless, they spark curiosity. When curiosity is sparked about people and cultures, it creates a great space for curiosity to grow about the people within the same classroom.
And as that happens more and more, not only do students begin to wonder and inference about the content they're seeing -- they begin to wonder and ask about the people in the room. It's active learning in every way imaginable.