2005 Archives

Paper Clips


Theatrical Release October 28, 2005

Patiently told and lovingly made, ‘Paper Clips’ overflows with emotion as it portrays rural Tennessee middle school students making a unique Holocaust memorial. Unlikely setting — in heavily Anglo/Christian burg of Whitwell, near both birthplace of the Ku Klux Klan and site of the notorious Scopes trial — gives the story poignancy, as teachers and students come upon a symbolic project that instills understanding of distant and different cultures. With Whitwell middle school principal Linda Hooper, vice-principal David Smith and teacher Sandra Roberts as driving forces, students learn about the Holocaust in a 1998 project on diversity and tolerance. Their research uncovers how Norwegians attached paper clips to their clothes to honor Nazi victims. Plan to gather up six million paper clips in honor of Jewish Holocaust victims elicits a string of unplanned events that turns a modest classroom effort into a phenomenon that gathers national and international attention.

Fish Fall In Love


Theatrical Release December 9, 2005

Fish Fall In Love uses the language of food to speak of life and a story of unrequited love set in Northern Iran, as main character Aziz returns home to take possession of the remaining portion of his father’s abandoned estate after going on an undesired journey 25 years earlier. On his arrival he unexpectedly meets Atieh.

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