The World Is My Country

PRE-NOTE:  The inspirational film (below) is non-partisan and WWII era documentary history. At the same time, Nov. 6 is an important election in this country.  Reminder: in 2016, 66 million voted Clinton; 63 million voted Trump; about 100 million didn’t vote at all.  If you’re a U.S. Citizen and voting age in 2016, you know which category you were in.  VOTE WELL INFORMED ON NOV. 6.

Until Monday, October 29, you can watch, free, and on-line, the marvelous film, “The World Is My Country”.

The details are below.  The producers only ask that you evaluate the product, and make a contribution to help complete this film, to help make it accessible to everyone everywhere permanently.

Access the film here. Code/Password  cgs2018  (NOTE:  The code/password is all lower case and gets entered on both pages.)  Please share the link and let us know how you felt about the film here.”

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The World Is My Country is a very well known project to me.

I first learned of this project in 2011, and in 2012 asked the producer if I might show the first rough draft of the film to a group of high school students in St. Paul.  I wondered how kids would relate to a 90 year old man telling a story of what he accomplished when he was in his 20s, right after World War II.  The producer and the school were okay with the idea.

I described for the kids what they were about to see, and asked them to rate the film on a scale of ten before they saw it.

Their collective assessment “4” of “10”.  It was, after all, a movie during the school day! (I was a school teacher long ago.  I know.)

The 90 minute film over, I asked again: This time “9”, one evaluation about average, most 10.  The high evaluation was not a surprise.  I had noted that the kids had been paying attention.

Do watch the film, and do provide an evaluation.

Those kids to whom I showed the film are now in their mid-20s, and they are living in their own future.  All of them can vote this year.   I wonder how many will.

I have seen this film many times since, in assorted contexts, including its World Premiere at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival in 2017.

It is a winner.  But to date only a few can be inspired by it.

Support its efforts to cross the finish line to public release.

You can watch it free through Sunday.

POSTNOTE:  There have been some powerful comments at Descent Into Darkness, my post from a day or two ago.  See them here.

 

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