Paper Clips (2004)

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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, and grows to include millions of others killed.

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  • Whitwell Middle School's (Whitwell, TN) students collected almost 30 million paperclips as part of their tolerance project.
  • Whitwell Middle School's (Whitwell, TN) Holocaust Memorial, a German railcar.
  • Whitwell Middle School (Whitwell, TN) tolerance project classroom.
  • Tom Bosley in the documentary PAPERCLIPS
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1 December 2005 | jotix100
10
| Must be seen in schools
This amazing document merits a view because it shows how a school project got children involved in understanding the fate of millions of human beings that perished during WWII because of the evil doing of a mad man. In fact, "Paper Clips" should be required viewing in schools as it clearly shows how hate and prejudice is so wrong in this society, and in the world.

Whitwell Middle School's principal, Linda Hopper, tells us about the town's history and racial make-up. Whitwell is basically a white lower middle class community. In fact, this impoverish town could be the perfect ground where prejudice could erupt, based on ignorance and how they perceive other people of different background and religion than theirs.

It's a credit to the teachers and the young students that got involved in the project to come to the realization about the horrible fate the Jews suffered during a period of modern history that shouldn't have happened. By collecting paper clips, a Norwegian symbol about their opposition of the senseless killings, the children get an education about something most hadn't been exposed to.

Elliot Berlin and Joe Fab deserve praise for bringing this uplifting documentary about tolerance and acceptance. Ultimately, the people of Whitwell, and especially the teachers that motivated their students to participate in the project are the clear winners for having gained knowledge about how to respect races and other cultures.

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Release Date:

4 August 2006

Language

English, German


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Whitwell, Tennessee, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,095,118 (USA) (27 May 2005)

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