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School for Children 8th Graders Host 2nd Annual Antigone Film Festival

Posted by Katie Peshut on February 05, 2013

On February 1, 2013, the 13/14s (8th grade) class hosted its second annual Antigone Film Festival, debuting original film adaptations of the classic Greek play, Antigone, by Sophocles.

This festival was the culmination of a lot of hard work, with students working in small groups to write screenplays and then film and edit them. Each film incorporated and highlighted key themes from the classic play, such as rivalry, betrayal, authority, and individualism. The films were dramatic, imaginative, and topical.

The students enjoyed walking the red carpet, fielding questions from the paparazzi, and celebrating each other's creative efforts.

Later, when reflecting on the experience, one student shared how she valued "all the independence we had when making the films." Another said that "the film project really capitalized on all our talents." All around it was a terrific experience for everyone. Congratulations to the 13/14s -- They are all budding filmmakers!