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The Children's Story (1982)

| Drama, Short | TV Short
A just-established totalitarian government places a new teacher in a classroom of young children while the old teacher is sent away. The new teacher challenges the students' view of their ... See full summary »

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Max Barabas ...
Student
Michael Belleran ...
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Vanessa Biery ...
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Toni Ann Gisondi ...
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James McCall ...
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A just-established totalitarian government places a new teacher in a classroom of young children while the old teacher is sent away. The new teacher challenges the students' view of their world. Young Johnny asks questions, but the teacher manages to twist the truth into reasonable answers. It doesn't take long for the children to see things the new teacher's way. Written by Anonymous

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Interesting piece of Americana
5 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film typifies the paranoid small-town mindset that dominated the U.S.A. in the late 1970s/early 1980s. Some shortcomings in the production and filmography techniques used were a bit distracting, but it's worth looking beyond that to see the underlying story. The introductory monologue becomes a "droning" for a moment, and you're never really told who "they" are. But overall, I find it a strangely and unexpectedly compelling piece of work. If you're of the belief that other countries or forces are out to dominate the U.S., or if you're just interested in gaining some insight into the mindset of those who believe such, this clip might be of some value to you.


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