[Videolib] Inspiring documentary film on education for your Library

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Wed, 15 Nov 2006 08:16:31 -0800

>>Dear Gary,
>>I am writing to let you know about a wonderful new educational film entitled
>>WHEN FRIED EGGS FLY that you may want to add to your library collection.
>>The story follows a teacher in an urban public school as he brings his young
>>students through a very exciting music project. It celebrates the importance
>>of teaching and the success of using the arts in the curriculum.
>>This inspiring documentary is great for both children and adults, perfect
>>for families. It was a favorite this year at the Tribeca Film Festival,
>>founded by Robert DeNiro.
>>We would like to make educators aware of this film and let them know that
>>they can visit the film's official website at www.whenfriedeggsfly.com.
>>DVD's are available there and you can also reserve the film for a public
>>Please take a look at the PRESS RELEASE below. There are some links where
>>you can see the trailer and other information on the film.
>>If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at this email
>>Best wishes,
>>Constantine Limperis
>>Please take a look at the trailer at:
>>To order a DVD or host a screening, please go to the film's website:
>>Please contact: info@whenfriedeggsflyl.com
>>or call Unstumble Films at 917-769-7950
>>Unstumble Films announces the DVD release for educators of
>>A feature documentary by Constantine Limperis
>>WHEN FRIED EGGS FLY takes a look at how a New York City
>>public school teacher gets 162 eight-year-olds to compose,
>>write, perform and record an original piece of music on the environment as a
>>way of creating community in the classroom.
>>Or, as the NEW YORK TIMES put it when it recommended the film,
>>it's about ³a teacher who tried to get all the frogs in the wheelbarrow².
>>This entertaining film captures three months in the life of a teacher as he
>>uses music to transform distracted children into focused students. He draws
>>from his experience of American and World Music as well as vocal work. The
>>children comment on the process with insight and humor.
>>The result is an exciting statement on the power of education and how
>>children from different backgrounds can work together as a community.
>>The film has premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it was introduced
>>by Robert DeNiro at a special screening.
>>This dedicated teacher demonstrates the success of music in the classroom,
>>not only for artıs sake, but also its impact on childrenıs focus,
>>self-confidence, discipline, creative expression, literacy, and sense of
>>community. WHEN FRIED EGGS FLY is truly a celebration of the teaching
>>profession! - Twila C. Liggett, Ph.D. Former Exec Producer of Reading
>Gary Handman
>Media Resources Center
>Moffitt Library
>UC Berkeley
>"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life
>presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles."
>--Guy Debord

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley

"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life
presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles."

--Guy Debord

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