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First Friday Films: Paper Tigers

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107 South 6th Street

Saint Joseph, MO 64501

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STRESSED BRAINS CAN’T LEARN: PAPER TIGERS, A DOCUMENTARY FILM BY JAMES REDFORD ON TRAUMA-INFORMED EDUCATION, TO SCREEN AT YOUR LOCATION

This November, First Friday Film Series is hosting a screening of Paper Tigers, a film that captures the pain, danger, beauty, and hopes of struggling teens—and the teachers armed with new science and fresh approaches that are changing lives for the better.

The documentary film, directed by James Redford and Executive Produced by Karen Pritzker, follows a year in the life of an alternative high school in Walla Walla, WA, that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, and in the process has become a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families.

Paper Tigers is an intimate look into the lives of selected students at Lincoln High School, an alternative school that specializes in educating traumatized youth. Set amidst the struggling rural community of Walla Walla, WA, the film intimately examines the inspiring promise of Trauma-Informed Communities - a movement that is showing great promise in healing youth struggling with the dark legacy of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Following six students over the course of a school year, we see Lincoln’s staff try a new approach to discipline: one based on understanding and treatment rather than judgment and suspension. Using a combination of ferrite and revealing diary cam footage, Paper Tigers is a testament to what the latest developmental science is showing: that just one caring adult can help break the cycle of adversity in a young person’s life. The film is directed and produced by James Redford with executive producer Karen Pritzker through KPJR Films, LLC. The film premiered on May 28, 2015 at the Seattle International Film Festival.

Fall First Friday Film Series are:
October 6 -- Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
November 3 -- Paper Tigers
December 1 -- We Are Superman

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Paradox Theatre and Coffee

Historic St. Joseph Foundation

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Contact us at firstfridayfilms@gmail.com


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