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G| 1 hr. 22 min.

Plot Summary
Searching for an effective way to teach their students about the scale of the Holocaust, school officials in Tennessee devise a unique class project involving paper clips. The middle school students in a rural, heavily Christian community begin collecting the paper clips to represent the Jews who perished in concentration camps in World War II. After millions of the paper clips are collected, the last step is to place them inside a German rail car, a poignant echo of the Final Solution.


Directors: Joe Fab , Elliot Berlin

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Miramax Films

Paper Clips (2004)

Release Date: May 2nd, 2004|1 hr. 22 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle

    A larger-than-life resonance. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Touching and inspiring. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It is straightforward, heartfelt and genuine. show more

  • December 20, 2011 Karyn
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    Saw this movie in NYC at the Union Square theatre several years ago and enjoyed the movie. I always enjoy seeing the sociological and economic differences in peoples and how they react when confronted with something considered \"foreign\". It has a sad yet feel good theme and feels like an educational documentary film but is much more naturalized and not forced. In otherwords, you can believe this film.

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