Paper clips is a 2004 documentary film written and produced by joe fab, and directed by elliot berlin and joe fab, about the paper clips project, in which a middle school class tries to collect 6 million paper clips to represent the 6 million jews killed by the nazis. Paper clips, which tells this story, is not a sophisticated or very challenging film, nor should it be it is straightforward, heartfelt and genuine it plays more like a local news report, and we get the sense that the documentary, like the paper clip project, grows directly out of the good intentions of the people involved. Whitwell middle school in tennessee is the setting for this documentary about an extraordinary experiment in holocaust education struggling to grasp the concept of 6 million holocaust victims, the students decide to collect 6 million paper clips.
Paper clips a deceptively simple documentary about tolerance and understanding—more specifically, teaching secondary school students in a small, rural, homogeneous community in tennessee about history. Paper clips pays lip service to the dangers of prejudice and stereotyping, which makes sense given the insularity of the area and the perception outsiders have of the deep south. Rail car history the children's holocaust memorial consists of an authentic german rail car that was used to transport victims to concentration, labor, and death camps the rail car houses eleven million paper clips, one for each victim of the holocaust.
Watch frontline videos online stream full episodes of pbs's documentary series for free. Watch paper clips - documentary on directv it's available to watch on tv searching for an effective way to teach their students about the scale of the holocaust, school officials in tennessee devise a unique class project involving paper clips. Mr blaber english paper clips documentary film guide background : in 1998, the students of tennessee's whitwell middle school embarked on. The film has simple aims: to record and celebrate the school's efforts, and to document the pupils' wide-eyed responses straightforward, if a little drawn-out, 'paper clips' should serve.
The early paper clip gallery below identifies every paper clip that we are aware of that has a patent date before the end of 1902 plus every one for which we have found an advertisement, box, or example (but excluding modern plastic and decorative paper clips, eg, ones in the shape of a bone or star. Paper clips movie reviews & metacritic score: the moving story of how students in a small tennessee community responded to what had been to them a completely. 1-16 of 21 results for paper clips documentary click try in your search results to watch thousands of movies and tv shows at no additional cost with an amazon prime membership showing selected results. Paper clips is an inspiring 2004 documentary about a consciousness-raising project that blossomed into something beautiful at a rural tennessee school when the. The documentary is full of positive messages for kids among the most important lessons in the movie: stereotypes lead to prejudice which can eventually lead to genocide it's important to learn about people/cultures that are different than your own just because you grew up with prejudice doesn't mean it's acceptable.
P aper clips is a documentary chronicling how whitwell middle school students came to grips with just how many people died during the holocaust whitwell, tennessee, is not exactly your bustling big city town, topping out at a meager 1,600 residents. Paper clips is the moving and inspiring documentary film that captures how these students responded to lessons about the holocaust-with a promise to honor every lost soul by collecting one paper. The 2004 documentary film paper clips was directed by elliot berlin and joe fab it was made to describe the project and highlight what was done it was made to describe the project and highlight what was done. Paper clips (2004) g | 82 min | documentary , war as a part of their study of the holocaust, the children of the whitwell, tn middle school try to collect 6 million paper clips representing the 6 million jews killed by the nazis, and grows to include millions of others killed.
Paper clips, a powerful documentary about a whitwell middle school holocaust project, provides pupils with an opportunity to study prejudice and stereotyping, as well as regional dialect captions are provided to help viewers understand. It was a middle school in tiny whitwell, tenn, that set out to collect 6 million paper clips to commemorate the 6 million jews killed during the nazi holocaust the irony of such an act coming from the rural south is not lost on whitwellians in paper clips, the documentary about their project. A decent film could have been made about the enterprising schoolkids in whitwell, tennessee who in 1998 created a holocaust memorial in the heart of the american south inspired by second-world. Teachwithmoviescom offers two film study worksheets designed to help teachers quickly create lesson plans based on documentary films one is for movies that are primarily informational and the other for films designed to persuade the viewer on a matter of political or social significance the.
Film themes a tale of the remarkable amidst the unremarkable, paper clips is a testimony to the healing power of compassion it serves as living proof. Paper clips (2004, 82 minutes) is a deceptively simple documentary about tolerance and understanding—more specifically, teaching secondary school students in a small, rural, homogeneous community in tennessee about history whitwell is a christian town of 1,600, some 25 miles from chattanooga (and not far from dayton, site of the scopes trial. Paper clips is the moving and inspiring documentary film that captures how these students responded to lessons about the holocaust-with a promise to honor every lost soul by collecting one paper clip for each individual exterminated by the nazis.