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Paper Clips (2004)

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Critic Consensus: A touching, though somewhat flat, documentary that follows a homogenous class of white Protestant eighth graders as they learn the importance of tolerance by erecting a monument to the 6 million victims of the Holocaust.


Movie Info

Directed by Joe Fab and Elliot Berlin, this documentary chronicles a rural Tennessee middle school's unique class project: finding a meaningful way to honor Holocaust victims. Brought up in a heavily fundamentalist Christian environment, most of the students had never seen, let alone spoken with, a member of the Jewish faith; nonetheless, the children of Whitwell found a poignant method of honoring the slain. Using individual paper clips to represent each life lost in the Holocaust, the students … More

Rating: G
Genre: Documentary , Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Joe Fab
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 7, 2006
Box Office: $1.0M
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Paper Clips

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (22)

You have to be a pretty cynical not to be a little moved.

Full Review… | May 6, 2005
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

It's a remarkable story, and well worth seeing, particularly for its handful of genuinely affecting moments.

Full Review… | March 25, 2005
Seattle Times
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Docu is the best introduction to the Holocaust for tweens.

Full Review… | December 31, 2010
Common Sense Media

Interesting and frequently moving documentary but it misses several opportunities to widen the scope and make some important points.

Full Review… | October 14, 2006
ViewLondon

the message attached is genuine and worth listening to

Full Review… | March 23, 2006
Filmcritic.com

Who knew a movie that seeks to remind us of one of the greatest horrors in human history could be so unintentionally hilarious?

Full Review… | October 27, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Paper Clips

Paper clips are a documentary about a schools project to represent all the people who died in the Holocaust. The kids at this school only know people from one race white and they were all christens. They have never seen other races or never met a Jew before. They got an authentic German rail car to put the chain of millions of paper chips in. I
Pros
Really moving.
Makes people see the world in different way.
I was shock to see how little as a paper chip and how one group of people was able to make a big lasting impact on today's world.
An eye opener.
Con
Slow at times.
Warning
It might not be for everyone.
If u want a moving documentary you should give this a try.

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erika250
erika bruhns

Super Reviewer

½

Very interesting, although it sounds like it wouldn't be. I thought it was brilliant what they did. I wear a paper clip every day on my shirt in support of the project. KUDOS!

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dreamfaeries
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

Simple story, too saccharine for my taste

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Lesley N

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