I am in class, showing the film Warrior Marks. I didn't announce this film ahead of time, but I still have about 120 of the 140 students in attendance. This on a Friday. Interestingly enough, there is only 1 laptop open (besides mine!), and I sort of think that even if that student is on FB, he is posting about the film. I will deconstruct some of the film's discourse on Monday and try to help students think past the seemingly obvious human rights and feminist argument to the nuances of cultural rights; but meanwhile, I am pleased that there is something out there that will grab their attention on this Friday afternoon. I personally own this film, but haven't screened it in a classroom setting for about 4 years--mostly because it is tough to jam it into a 50 minute class (have to fast forward through some of it).
Twenty-five minutes in, and not a soul has tried to exit the front or back door.