Paper Clips

2004 G 1h 22m DVD

Paper Clips

2004 G 1h 22m DVD
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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.
Sandra Roberts, Dagmar Schindel-Hildebrad, Tom Bosley, Linda Hooper, Peter Schroeder, David Smith
Elliot Berlin, Joe Fab
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
age 8+

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 child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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