Whitwell Middle School in Tennessee is the setting for this documentary about an extraordinary experiment in Holocaust education. Struggling to grasp the concept of 6 million Holocaust victims, the students decide to collect 6 million paper clips.
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GGeneral audiences. All ages admitted.
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this documentary follows how students in a small town study the Holocaust in a unique way, but it doesn't provide too many potentially disturbing or graphic details about the atrocities committed during the Holocaust. Because of that, this is an excellent way to introduce the Holocaust to younger viewers. It teaches about tolerance and diversity and offers many valuable perspectives on how important it is to learn about other cultures, history, and past crimes against humanity.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable.
- Some upsetting descriptions of what happened to Jews in Europe during the Holocaust. Some survivor stories may be emotional to watch.
- A teacher refers to "racial" jokes and slurs but never says them outright.
- Social Behavior
- The documentary is full of positive messages for kids. Among the most important lessons in the movie: stereotypes lead to prejudice which can eventually lead to genocide; it's important to learn about people/cultures that are different than your own; just because you grew up with prejudice doesn't mean it's acceptable.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it