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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 »

Director:

James Clavell

Writer:

James Clavell (novel)
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Credited cast:
Max Barabas Max Barabas ... Student
Michael Bellaran Michael Bellaran ... Student (as Michael Belleran)
Vanessa Biery Vanessa Biery ... Student
Michaela Clavell ... The New Teacher (as Michaela Ross)
Danielle DuClos ... Student (as Danielle Duclos)
Mildred Dunnock ... The Old Teacher
Toni Ann Gisondi ... Student
James McCall James McCall ... Johnny
Leslie Weiner Leslie Weiner ... Student
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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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teacher | totalitarian | girl | boy | flag | See All (12) »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Children of the world
Courtesy of RSO Records, Inc., Stigwood Music, Inc. (Unichappell Music, Inc.) BMI and Bros. Gibb, B.V.
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees
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James Clavell's short novel, faithfully and disturbingly presented.
3 February 2005 | by knaegeleSee all my reviews

This is a disturbing, and perfectly-made short film of Clavell's deceptively-simple book. It was made in the early 80's, and shown on the television program, "Mobil Showcase".

The story is of a time when "they" have beaten us and taken over our country. "They" are different now than at the time the novel and the film were created, but "they" are still out there in one form or another.

The point is to give our young people the gift of conviction- a foundation for what they believe in and value about this great nation of ours, about God, and about themselves.

When we see how easily the New Teacher insinuates her pleasantly-delivered dogma upon a group of young children, it awakens an indignation that should not have been sleeping in the first place!


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