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NEA-NH Film Lending Library


Films are available for a two week loan unless otherwise needed for NEA-NH meetings. Contact Allison Snyder at (603) 224-7751 x316 [or Irv Richardson] to borrow a film.


 

2 Million Minutes: A Global Examination

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1258240/

 

Regardless of nationality, as soon as a student completes the 8th grade, the clock starts ticking. From that very moment the child has approximately…Two Million Minutes until high school graduation…Two Million Minutes to build their intellectual foundation…Two Million Minutes to prepare for college and ultimately career. […] This film takes a deeper look at how the three superpowers of the 21st Century - China, India and the United States - are preparing their students for the future. […] Our goal is to tell the broader story of the universal importance of education today, and address what many are calling a crisis for U.S. schools regarding chronically low scores in math and science indicators. (from http://www.2mminutes.com/products/pc/viewPrd.aspidProduct=1&idcategory=16)


 

Paper Clips

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0380615/

 

Whitwell Middle School in rural Tennessee is the setting for this documentary about an extraordinary experiment in Holocaust education. Struggling to grasp the concept of six-million Holocaust victims, the students decide to collect six-million paper clips to better understand the extent of this crime against humanity. The film details how the students met Holocaust survivors from around the world and how the experience transformed them and their community. (Written by Sujit R. Varma)  

 

 

Waiting for Superman

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1566648/

 

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education "statistics" have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundation of WAITING FOR SUPERMAN. As he follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth, Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying "drop-out factories" and "academic sinkholes," methodically dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems. (Written by Sundance Film Festival)

 

 

The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World’s Most Surprising School System

http://www.2mminutes.com/products/pc/viewPrd.asp?idProduct=22

 

Finland’s education system has consistently ranked among the best in the world for more than a decade. The puzzle is, why Finland? Documentary filmmaker, Bob Compton, along with Harvard researcher, Dr. Tony Wagner, decided to find out. […] In the 60-minute film, Dr. Wagner guides the viewer through an inside look at the world’s finest secondary education system. […] From within classrooms and through interviews with students, teachers, parents, administrators and government officials, Dr. Wagner reveals the surprising factors accounting for Finland’s rank as the #1 education system in the world. (text from website)

 

 

Contact Allison Snyder at (603) 224-7751 x316 [or Irv Richardson] to borrow a film.


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