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Paper Clips -- 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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4 August 2006 (UK) See more »
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It began as a lesson about prejudice... What happened next was a miracle
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Tom Bosley ... Himself
Casey Condra ... Himself
Cassie Crabtree ... Herself
Rachel Gleitman ... Herself
Mary Jane Higdon ... Herself
Linda Hooper ... Herself
Bernard Igielski ... Himself
George Jacobs ... Himself
Sheila Levine ... Herself
Sandra Roberts ... Herself
Peter Schroeder ... Himself
Dagmar Schroeder-Hildebrand ... Herself
Drew Shadrick ... Himself
Samuel Sitko ... Himself
David Smith ... Himself

Directed by
Elliot Berlin 
Joe Fab 
 
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(in alphabetical order)
Joe Fab 

Produced by
Donny Epstein .... executive producer
Joe Fab .... producer
Yeeshai Gross .... executive producer
Matthew Hiltzik .... executive producer
Robert M. Johnson .... producer
Elie Landau .... executive producer
Ari Daniel Pinchot .... producer
Stuart Avi Savitsky .... associate producer
Jeffrey Tahler .... executive producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Charlie Barnett 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Marton 
 
Film Editing by
Julia Dixon-Eddy 
 
Sound Department
Dror Gescheit .... dubbing engineer
Skip SoRelle .... sound re-recording mixer
Bob Sullivan .... sound recordist
 
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Deborah Christensen .... assistant to producers
 
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Karen Gottlieb .... special thanks
 

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"HBO Family: Paper Clips" - USA (cable TV title)
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UK:84 min | USA:82 min
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References Uprising (2001) (TV)See more »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
a beautiful movie, unfairly maligned by some IMDb "critics", 24 November 2005
Author: enoughtoil from United States

Most IMDb commentators have justly praised this beautiful, inspiring movie. But two commentators have downgraded this movie because it supposedly focuses on the murder of the Jewish people only - as if this were not a worthy enough focus in any case. This "criticism" would be a joke if it were funny (the joke being the one about the mother-in-law who gives her son-in-law two ties, one brown and one red, and when he wears the brown tie to dinner she complains: "What's the matter, you don't like the red one?")

According to one "critic," the movie fails to address the anti-homosexuality that the critic claims is rampant in Southern Baptist towns like the one where the paper-clip project took place. According to another "critic," the movie fails to address the fact that the Nazis also exterminated millions of non-Jews, who were considered either enemies of the State or racial inferiors. The main problem with such criticism is that the movie does in fact specifically address these facts. The movie does in fact memorialize the millions of non-Jews also killed by the Nazis, such as homosexuals, Slavs, gypsies, Jehovah's Witnesses, mental defectives, socialists, communists, etc. The movie specifically refers to some of these groups, including homosexuals. I wonder what movie these "critics" were watching.

In addition, these "critics" failed to understand the message of this movie, which was the conscious teaching, learning, and practice of tolerance, not only towards Jews - as if this would not be a good enough lesson, in any case - but towards any community of people different from one's own, any community that one might otherwise be inclined, out of fear and ignorance, to stereotype, degrade, hate, and even try to destroy.

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