|Tue, Oct 24|
Documentary series sponsored by community partners.
A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velazquez Story - NEW!A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velazquez Story Is a documentary following the inspiring journey of 26 year old, 58 pound Lizzie from cyber-bullying victim to anit-bullying activist. Born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Velazquez was first bullied as a child in school for looking different and, later online, as a teenager when she discovered a youtube video labeling her “The World’s Ugliest Woman.” The film chronicles unheard stories and details of Lizzie’s physical and emotional journey up to her multi-million viewed TEDx Talk, and follows her pursuit from a motivational speaker to Capitol Hill as she lobbies for the first federal anti-bullying bill. Sponsored by: Prior Lake-Savage Optimist Club
School's Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten- NEW!In Switzerland’s Langnau am Albis, a suburb of Zurich, children 4 to 7 years of age go to kindergarten in the woods every day, no matter what the weather. This eyeopening film follows the forest kindergarten through the seasons of one school year and looks into the important question of what it is that children need at that age. There is laughter, beauty and amazement in the process of finding out. SCHOOL’S OUT is a combination of pure observational footage of the children at kindergarten in the forest, paired with interviews with parents, teachers, child development experts, and alumni, offering the viewers a genuine look into the forest kindergarten. There are also scenes of a traditional kindergarten in the United States to show the contrast between the different approaches.Sponsored by: The Jeffers Foundation