Wednesday, July 05, 2006
The documentary, Paper Clips, is a touching story of a middle school project that takes on the task of exposing a homogeneous group of kids to diversity. These white, Protestant 8th graders in TN know nothing different. Their teachers chose the holocaust as an exposure point. To emphasize the impact of how many people died in this horrific stage of history, they collect paper clips to understand the size of the number. The project escalates, relationships are forged and a heart warming film was made. This film is an interesting journey of human experience.