3/9/09

THE WAR ON KIDS to make debut, March 25, NYC

see trailer at this link for The War On Kids

THE WAR ON KIDS to make its film debut on March 25th in New York City.

THE WAR ON KIDS will be making its debut at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, on Wednesday, March 25, at 6 PM. The film will be shown at Village East Cinema's screen seven. Village East Cinema is located in the heart of the East Village at 181 2nd Avenue off of 12th Street.

THE WAR ON KIDS is a 99 minute documentary that shows how American public schools continue to become more dangerously authoritarian. In addition to failing in their mission to provide education, they erode the country’s democratic foundation and often resemble prisons. School children are interviewed as are high school teachers and administrators, and prison security guards, plus renowned educators and authors including:

Henry Giroux: Author of Stealing Innocence Corporate Culture's War on Children
Mike A. Males: Sociologist, author of Scapegoat Generation
John Gatto: New York City and New York State Teacher of the Year
Judith Browne: Associate Director of the Advancement Project
Dan Losen: The Civil Liberties Project, Harvard University

Music in the film is performed by The Chumps, Tommy Gardner, John S. Hall, and Laura Mayer with Scott Grinthal.

THE WAR ON KIDS is directed by Cevin Soling who won the NYIIFVF award for best experimental feature film, THE WAR ON THE WAR ON DRUGS, in 2005. Cevin has directed and produced a number of films, including: RELAX IT'S JUST SEX starring Jennifer Tilly, Lori Petty and Cynda Williams; A HOLE IN THE HEAD, which was broadcast on Discovery and The Learning Channel; and URINE: GOOD HEALTH. He also created a number of animated works, including THE BILL JOHNSON SHOW, BORIS THE DOG, CAPTAIN STICKMAN, as well as the short film, DESTRUCTION.

The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) was founded in 1993. NYIIFVF has been recognized by the film and entertainment industry as one of the leading film events on the independent festival circuit. The festival hosts film, music and art events in the two entertainment capitals of the United States: New York and Los Angeles.

Attracting many global entries, both novice and famous filmmakers/actors have been featured at the Festival, including Abel Ferrara, Andy Garcia, Calista Flockhart, Selma Blair, Ewan McGregor, Dominique Swain, Cameron Diaz, Christopher Walken, Daryl Hannah, Eva Herzigova, Guy Pearce, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Modine, Rod Steiger, Tippi Hedren, Tony Danza, Willem Dafoe and Vin Diesel. In an interview with MOVIE MAKER, Abel Ferrara said, "This festival is the real deal; everybody else just talks about doing it and these guys just do it."

The phone number for the NYIIFVF is 702-361-1430 and the web site: http://www.nyfilmvideo.com/

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