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2 Short Films
United States | 2016 | 13min | English | Raquel Korman
For the past two decades, Eric and Jaci Hasemeyer have committed themselves to adopting kids out of the child welfare system. Since their ten adopted children cope with a variety of mental, physical, and emotional issues, the Hasemeyers face significant challenges on a daily basis. 17-year-old Jonah suffers from serious mental and physical disabilities and has a difficult time fitting in; instead, he finds comfort and strength by channeling Indiana Jones. Meanwhile, 13-year-old Isaac wrestles with the abuse he and his younger brother Gabe experienced in their first foster home. Tirelessly, Eric and Jaci do their best to parent each of their deserving children and keep their promise of a forever home.
Where Has All The Play Gone?
USA | 2016 | 35 min | English | Kirk Simon
'Where Has All the Play Gone?' highlights the benefits of additional play in early childhood education. Filmed in schools across the United States and at the Reggio School in Italy. Includes leading educational voices such as Noam Chomsky, Debbie Meier, and Howard Gardner. The film examines how some of the most innovative schools are meeting new challenges in education today. Filmed over the course of a school year, the viewer experiences how play enables all young students. Directed by Oscar and Emmy winning filmmaker Kirk Simon.
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