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Film and Q&A: “Approaching the Elephant”

October 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Amanda Rose Wilder’s debut film chronicles the inaugural year of the experimental Teddy McArdle Free School in New Jersey, where all classes are voluntary and rules are determined by vote – adults and children have an equal say. Wilder is there from the beginning to end of the school year, documenting and observing founder Alex Khost and an indelible cast of outspoken young personalities as they form relationships, explore their surroundings and intensely debate rule violations, until it all comes to a head. Far from a standard documentary, "Approaching the Elephant" deeply examines the lives of students and staff in an unfettered learning environment.

Director Amanda Rose Wilder will participate in a post-screening Q&A. 1 hour, 20 minutes. Part of the Teaching and Learning series. Community Room

Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


October 8, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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