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Paper Clips (2004)

As a part of their study of the Holocaust, the children of the Whitwell, TN Middle School try to collect 6 million paper clips representing the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis.

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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

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It began as a lesson about prejudice... What happened next was a miracle

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4 August 2006 (UK)  »

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$18,662 (USA) (27 May 2005)

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$1,095,118 (USA) (27 May 2005)
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Samuel Sitko: Future generations will have to learn about the Holocaust from the textbooks. We are the eyewitnesses that can, to a certain degree, tell you what took place.
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Music: Traditional
Written by Charlie Barnett and Joe Fab
Performed by Alison Krauss, accompanied by Cheryl White and Andrea Zonn
Courtesy of MMB Music (BMI)
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A must-see film
22 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in early 2004, and am thrilled that it is finally being released. It moved me to tears with its touching realities, and i tell everyone i know to see it as soon as possible. It is informative, inspiring, and breath-taking...and, for you Hollywood types, it has a "happy ending". I seldom want to travel anymore, but were the wanderlust bug to bite me again, i think that i would head to that little own in Tennessee, to witness this miracle first-hand. Go see this film. Don't think about going or analyze whether it is for Jews-only. Just go...and be a better person for the experience.


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