THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE VIDEO PROJECT
Posted by Steve -- on 8/4/2016
Follows a challenging year in the life of a determined public high school choir director, demonstrating the transformative value of arts education programs.
"Starred Review. Enlightening…this thoughtful film shares insights on the power of the arts and the work of a personable, dedicated choir director…." - Booklist
THE BABUSHKAS OF CHERNOBYL
Journeys into the Chernobyl Dead Zone several decades after the nuclear disaster to find a small community of elderly survivors along with scientists and others.
"Starred Review. Captures a land that time forgot and the world has avoided…." - Booklist
The two other Video Project films reviewed in Booklist are:
FLY BY LIGHT
Follows four teenagers for a year as they seek to overcome the violence in their lives by participating in a peace education program.
"Powerful...An inspiring look at challenges facing many inner-city youth...who 'create a new path by connecting to a world outside their neighborhoods’." - Booklist
OYLER: ONE SCHOOL, ONE YEAR
How a "community school" helped turnaround a poverty-stricken neighborhood, part of a growing national movement to help better meet the basic needs of poor children.
"Candid... takes viewers on a personalized 184-day tour of (Oyler School)... a full-time facility that offers daily nutritious meals, health care, and other services." - Booklist