Oscar-winning Director in NZ for Doc Edge Festival

24/05/2017

Mark Sainsbury is joined in the studio by Oscar and Emmy winning filmmaker Kirk Simon, who is currently in New Zealand to show two of his latest films at the Doc Edge Festival 2017.

The Pulitzer at 100 explores the extraordinary people behind those honoured with a Pulitzer. Their stories are riveting – power, immigration, race and identity are all central themes. The Pulitzers celebrate storytelling at its best and this film reveals the courage and struggles to get at truth. Vietnam, Katrina, 9/11; newspapers are indeed the first draft of history. In today’s Trumpian World, where journalists are compromised every day, the meaning of free speech becomes ever more important.

With Toni Morrison, Carl Bernstein, Michael Chabon, Martin Scorsese, Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman and Liev Schreiber.

Throw away those free computers schools are bribing parents with. Children will learn more about stuff out on the playground than on their computers.

Filmed over the course of a year, in schools across the United States and in Italy, Where Has All The Play Gone? examines how some of the most innovative schools are meeting new challenges in education today. highlighting the benefits of additional play in early childhood education. It features leading educational voices such as Noam Chomsky, Debbie Meier, and Howard Gardner. 

Watch the trailer here: