The Address

The Address

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"At the tiny Greenwood School in the small New England town of Putney, Vermont, its roughly 50 students, boys from the ages 11 to 17 are asked each year to memorize the Gettysburg Address. This would be a daunting assignment for any student, but the boys at Greenwood all suffer from learning differences that have made their personal, academic and social progress extremely challenging. As the students come to terms with the address's simple message of freedom, equality and democracy, they are seen to grow in self-confidence as they confront past failures and humiliations, ultimately opening the door to what Lincoln himself described as 'a new birth of freedom'. Interweaving the history of this most famous of American speeches with the contemporary journey of the boys at Greenwood, the film reveals the timeless resonance of Lincoln's words, while culminating in the triumph of the human spirit"--Container
ISBN: 9786315355004
6315355005
9781608830831
1608830837
Branch Call Number: 3.719 Ad
Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: Rating: TVG

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Franln Aug 09, 2017

Checked this out on a whim but so glad I did. Very well done and inspiring documentary.

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TREVOR E TAYLOR
Oct 30, 2014

I wasn't expecting this! If I were able to give more stars I would have.

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