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Films by Huey

April 17, 2020

Online streaming

Filmmaker Huey is offering online streaming on Vimeo on Demand. Films on Henry David Thoreau, the original self-isolater and Jazz legend and long time NPR host Marian McPartland. Details are below.

Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul, 114 minutes, 2017
This film tells the story of Thoreau in his time and the impact Thoreau’s writings and lifestyle have in our time.
Featuring: Laura Dassow Walls (author, Henry David Thoreau: A Life), Bill McKibben, Howard Zinn, Richard Primack, Megan Marshall, Robert Bly, Wai Chee Dimock, Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, Spencer Crew, Darren Ranco (Penobscot), Representative John Lewis, Robert Sullivan, Rochelle Johnson, Kristen Case, and Ron Hoag.  
“If you are not yet a Thoreau enthusiast, this beautiful, engrossing documentary just might turn you into one. If you already are, it will remind you of the many reasons why.”      
Lucille Stott, Appalachia
In Good Time: The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland, 86 minutes, 2011. 
Featuring Jazz Legend and host of NPR’s Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz.  Lots of music and lots of humor.  With Dr. Billy Taylor, Dave Brubeck, Diana Krall, Elvis Costello, Nnenna Freelon, Renee Rosnes and more.

“The DVD is just terrific….a marvelous documentation of a true artist.“ 
Susan Stamberg, NPR
Films By Huey

Education Reimagined Young Filmmakers Challenge

March 12, 2020

Submissions accepted February 15 – April 1

The Young Filmmakers Challenge invites young people to produce and submit a short film based on the theme:What if “school” as we know it didn’t exist?

Winning submissions will be screened and an awards ceremony held in Washington, DC, on May 3, 2020. The screening will be the culminating event of a three-day, city-wide celebration on Unleashing the Power of Young People. The producer of the Best Overall Film will receive $250 and, along with one guest, an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC.

This nationwide challenge is open to anyone 18 and under and submissions will be accepted between February 15th-April 1st. Winners will be announced on April 15th.

You can learn more about the Challenge, Awards, and Rules at FilmFreeway. Please share this opportunity with young people in your community, and if you have any questions about the Challenge, please email Monica Snellings.

What if you woke up each morning with the goal to “learn” by pursuing your interests, curiosities, and passions? What would your day look like? Ultimately, if you had primary ownership over the design of your education, what would learning look like for you?

Using your unbounded creativity, inventive imagination, and knowledge about yourself as a learner—and the genius that you are—this is your opportunity to share what the future of education could (and possibly should) be.

Need a little inspiration to get started? Consider these questions:

• What are you curious to know more about?
• What interests and passions would you explore?
• Where would you explore them?
• Who would you interact and engage with?
• Who would you learn from?
• Who might you teach the knowledge and skills you’re learning about?
• When would learning occur?
• Through your explorations and learnings what impact/change do you want to see in your community, the world?

Jury prizes from the Education Reimagined Young Filmmakers Challenge will be awarded in the following categories:

• Best Overall Film
• Best Local Film (DC-based production, cast, and crew)
• Best Director
• Best Screenplay
• Best Film, Age 14-18
• Best Film, Age 11-13
• Best Film, Under 11

The Best Overall Film winner will receive $250 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC for you and one guest to attend the Challenge Screening on May 3rd. All other winners will receive $100 and an invitation to attend. Honorable mentions will be awarded in each category.

About Education Reimagined

A national non-profit based in Washington, DC, Education Reimagined partners with a growing network of visionary leaders (of all ages) who are forwarding the learner-centered education movement in their communities and across the United States. The organization aims to deepen and spread the presence of learner-centered education across the country such that it becomes available to each and every child in the U.S., regardless of background or circumstance.

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