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Howard High Documentary 'Build Me a World,' Premiers Aug. 16
On August 16 the feature-length documentary film, Build Me a World: The Story of the Howard School, will premier at the Tivoli Theatre. The film documents a year at the historic Howard School.
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer. You will be impressed.
The film was created by Fancy Rhino in collaboration with the Howard School students and the Ceros Fund.
"The Howard School was founded in 1865, and is not only a historic institution in Chattanooga, it has also become known as a place where students, teachers and administrators fight against environmental and cyclical failure within our public education system," said Drew Belz of Fancy Rhino, one of the fim's producers. "However, we believe that Howard stands for our city – and the aim of this film is to inspire our city to stand up for Howard and ultimately, for other schools like it."
During the course of the 2011-2012 school year, Fancy Rhino taught a film course at Howard once a week. Build Me a World primarily focuses on the stories of three graduating seniors in the class and a beloved Howard teacher.
"The idea of the class was to teach the students about story telling and filmmaking – so we equipped some of the students to film themselves outside of school hours," said Isaiah Smallman of Fancy Rhino, the film's other producer. "The footage that they shot became a centerpiece to the film, because without it we never would have gotten the whole story of a year in their lives."
The premiere will be held at the Tivoli on August 16, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. In order to bring the screening to the Chattanooga community (and to the families featured in the film) for free, the film`s producers are launching a BUILD ME A WORLD campaign through Kickstarter.com, to raise $10,000. Individuals, churches and community groups are encouraged to champion the campaign through BuildMeAWorld.com.
Following the premiere, a series of events will offer opportunities for community dialogue and engagement around issues raised by the documentary:
• The Howard Summit: Saturday, August 18, 10AM, The Howard School.
• Camp House Screening: Wednesday, August 22, Time TBA
• Back Row Film Series Drive-In Screening: Saturday, September 1, Time TBA
• Other screenings at churches and theaters TBA
Tickets can be reserved by clicking "Screenings" at BuildMeAWorld.comThursday, July 26 2012, 06:15 PM EDT
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