Saturday, January 13, 2007

One Clip at a Time

Every once in a while, a movie comes along that is so good, it causes you to lose sleep. I watched just such a movie last night, and I wanted to share it with all of you.

It's called
Paper clips and I highly recommend it! I found it while searching through Amazon's Top 100 DVDs of 2006, and checked it out from the library.

It's based on a true story of a group of middle-school kids at Whitwell Middle School in rural Tennessee, who decide to collect 6 million paper clips to better understand the concept of 6 million Holocaust victims.
What they discover is something they never expected. As word spread online and in the media, paper clips poured in from around the world. The movie follows the project from its humble beginning to its end result of 11 million clips enshrined in an authentic German rail car standing in their schoolyard as a permanent memorial.

There are also several excellent bonus interviews with actual Holocaust survivors, and a featurette where some of the students who were involved take a trip to our generation's "Holocaust", Ground Zero, in New York City after 9/11.

The movie is rated "G", and is 84 minutes of film that will stay with you for a very long time. And I wouldn't be surprised if, after watching it, you'll find yourself drawn to visiting Tennessee yourself somehow~~I certainly am!!

Blessings, and here's betting you'll never look at a paper clip the same way again~


dt said...

I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the link to on your sidebar. Glad to see you're a reader. dt

Avalon said...

Good for people to know.