Most Likely To Succeed: Green Drinks January Film Screening

  • 17 January 2019
  • 19:00 - 21:00
  • Haworth Furniture, Shanghai

Green Initiatives' 97th film screening and our first screening of 2019, Most Likely To Succeed, is a feature-length documentary that examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world.

Film screening will be followed by a short discussion with Ellen Loasby, who is currently working on her next, new project to bring out better learning amongst young Chinese students.

Film Synopsis

The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to transform learning as we know it. After seeing this film, the way you think about “school” will never be the same. Over a century ago, American education underwent a dramatic transformation as the iconic one-room schoolhouse evolved into an effective system that produced an unmatched workforce tailored for the 20th Century. As the world economy shifts and traditional white-collar jobs begin to disappear, that same system remains intact, producing potentially chronic levels of unemployment among graduates in the 21st Century.

The film follows students into the classrooms of High Tech High, an innovative new school in San Diego. There, over the course of a school year, two groups of ninth graders take on ambitious, project-based challenges that promote critical skills rather than rote memorization. Most Likely To Succeed points to a transformation in learning that may hold the key to success for millions of our youth – and our nation – as we grapple with the ramifications of rapid advances in technology, automation and growing levels of income inequality.

Event Itinerary

  • 18:00-19:00 Registrations
  • 19:00-19:15 Green Initiatives introduction
  • 19:15-20:45 Film screening

20:45-21:15 Q&A/Discussions and networking

About the Moderator – Ellen Loasby

Ellen has been based in Shanghai for the past 11 years., and has thoroughly enjoyed working freelance as a Chinese interpreter, and working as a teacher after receiving her degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. Ellen’s experience in Shanghai´s NGO sector is mainly in the fields of therapy and education. She is passionate about working in a variety of project areas including working with charity, cultural and educational organisations. Her interests include sports, yoga, music, mindfulness, various holistic concepts and intercultural communication. She also loves to take any opportunity she gets to travel.
She is always looking forward to her exciting new projects, one of which is bringing about more meaningful learning amongst Chinese students. Ellen is married with 2 children, a daughter and a son who are 19 years old and 16 years old respectively.


  • Film comes with Chinese subtitles.
  • Entrance fee of ¥50 for all registered guests, that includes snacks, juice, and beer. ¥70 at-the-door for non-registered guests.
  • ¥20 for students and interns (limited seats), with PRIOR REGISTRATION and student card.
  • We have seating space only for 80 people although we have plenty of standing space. Please come in early to secure a seat.
  • Haworth is a partner in GI's RE:FORM - attendees are welcome to bring their used clothing items for reuse/recycling.

Event Details

17 Jan 2019 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Haworth Furniture, Jingan Kerry Center Tower 1, 32F, 1515 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai
Jingan Temple, Line 7 Exit 6