Definitions of literacy and visual literacy vary. I like the following one (not mine, but from this site) because it focuses on the challenges that current teachers face in their classrooms.

Visual Literacy researcher, Judy Baca summarized the importance of visual literacy: “In our increasing visually driven society, the ability to create and interpret imagery is as imperative as the abilities to read and write and to listen and speak. In addition to print, television, movies, and signs, young children deal on a daily basis with computers, educational video games, and the Internet-all media requiring a high degree of visual literacy to cope with a sometimes overwhelming amount of information. Baca's studies also reminds us that the use of "visuals" touches other areas, including thinking and learning, and constructing meaning” (Baca, J., Braden, R., 1990, p.1)

Visual Literacy in the Classroom
Media Ed
Movies in the Classroom
Movies in the English classroom
Moving Images in the Classroom - British Film Institute curriculum
Multiliteracies Project - Redefining Literacy for the Digital Age
Questions to Ask about Visual Meaning
Questions to Ask about Audio Meaning

Teacher Blogs
English teacher (college) reflecting on "multiliteracies"
Teach Story - my blog, more focused on digital storytelling

Using Documentary Films in the Classroom
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Documentary Educational Resources

Films Online
Media That Matters
PBS NOVA films
Open Video Project - Wow, what an impressive database!
Science Movies for the classroom

Atomic Learning Video Guide
Making Fantastic Short Films