American soldiers of the 2/3 Field Artillery, a group known as the "Gunners," tell of their experiences in Baghdad during the Iraq War. Holed up in a bombed out pleasure palace built by Sadaam Hussein, the soldiers endured hostile situations some four months after President George W. Bush declared the end of major combat operations in the country.
Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.
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Al Haj Ali
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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
A marvelous real life story about real small town people
I have seen this picture and it helps restore faith in human nature. It is a documentary about what started as an 8th grade project in a small town middle school,then developed a world wide appeal and the response was enormous. What made it more unusual is that there was not a single Jewish person living in this town.
The Principal, Vice Principal, teachers and parents learned as much as the students. And all of them seemed to learn that bigotry and hatred should have no place in a civilized society. And what starts as simply not knowing anything about a person, or if the person is different, such should not lead to stereotyping.
When the students met the Holocaust survivors, there was an immediate appreciation of life on the part of the children as well as their teachers and parents. The people in the film are real people, not actors. The location almost seems illogical, but the emotions are real and each viewer should bring a hankie.
This film should be part of every 8th grade curriculum.
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