• Paper Clips (2004)

Paper Clips

Release Date: November 24th, 2004

DVD Release Date: March 7th, 2006

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.

Director: Joe Fab , Elliot Berlin

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Ergo Entertainment, Johnson Group Production

Keywords: Quest, Moving, 2000s, Small town, Creative, Fascinating, Transformation

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Jonathan CurielSan Francisco Chronicle

    A larger-than-life resonance. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It is straightforward, heartfelt and genuine. show more

  • 75
    Connie OgleMiami Herald

    It's a small, heartening slice of life that feels like a crucial step toward something bigger. show more

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