World Peace and other 4th Grade Achievements (56 min)
Directed by Chris Farina
The documentary World Peace and other 4th-Grade Achievements is a portrait of John Hunter, a public school teacher who has dedicated his life to teaching children how to work for a more peaceful world. The film depicts his students' participation in his innovative educational exercise entitled the World Peace Game. During this 8-week interactive experience nine and ten year old students are confronted with issues of war and peace, and poverty and prosperity with the goal of learning to work together in the pursuit of world peace. The film follows this timely transformative process through which children are first exposed to the complexities of the global world.
Festival Screening: Saturday, February 26th, 2011, approx. 5:05 pm