What Happened Next Was A Miracle.
“One of the Five Best Docs of 2004!” — National Board of Review
Emmy-nominated winner of over a dozen major awards!
Whitwell, TN is a tiny community of about two thousand people nestled in the mountains of Tennessee. Its citizens are almost exclusively white and Christian. In 1998, the children of Whitwell Middle School took on an inspiring project, launched out of their principal’s desire to help her students open their eyes to the diversity of the world beyond their insulated valley. What happened next would change the students, their teachers, their families and the entire town forever… and eventually open hearts and minds around the world.
“Paper Clips” is the moving story of how these students responded to lessons about the Holocaust—with a promise to honor every lost soul by collecting paper clips representing each individual exterminated by the Nazis. Despite the fact that they had previously been unfamiliar the Holocaust, their dedication was absolute. Their plan was simple but profound. The amazing result: a memorial railcar filled with 11 million paper clips which stands permanently in their schoolyard is an unforgettable lesson of how a committed group of children and educators can change the world, one classroom at a time.
“Oscar calibre” — Joel Siegel, Good Morning America
“Patiently told and lovingly made” — Variety
“Straightforward, heartfelt and genuine” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
ONE CLIP AT A TIME, LLC PRESENTS
A PRODUCTION OF
THE JOHNSON GROUP
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
AND ERGO ENTERTAINMENT
ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE – CHARLIE BARNETT
EDITOR – JULIA DIXON EDDY
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – MICHAEL MARTON
SOUND RECORDIST – ROBERT “SULLY” SULLIVAN
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS – JESSICA DAVENPORT ANSON
AND STUART AVI SAVITSKY
BOB WEINSTEIN HARVEY WEINSTEIN MATTHEW HILTZIK
JEFFREY TAHLER ROBERT M. JOHNSON DONNY EPSTEIN
ELIE LANDAU YEESHAI GROSS
CO-PRODUCER – ELLIOT BERLIN
JOE FAB ROBERT M. JOHNSON ARI DANIEL PINCHOT
ELLIOT BERLIN JOE FAB
PAPER CLIPS is rated ‘G’ with a running time of 87 minutes