Check out the “If You Build It” film release
Hi everyone! Are you looking for more inspiring, Build-It-Yourself action before our summer show? Looking for something awesome to do next weekend? Check out this this new award-winning documentary about influential designer-activists Matthew Miller and Emily Pilloton and their endeavor to transform a group of students’ and their community through shop class. From Long Shot Factory/O’Malley Creadon Productions, the film IF YOU BUILD IT will be released next Friday, March 14, 2014 at SIFF Cinema.
From Patrick Creadon, director of WORDPLAY and I.O.U.S.A., comes a captivating look at a radically innovative approach to education. IF YOU BUILD IT follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie county, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to help re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what’s possible.