'Strangers No More' Filmmakers bring Academy Award to kids

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June 20, 2011 17:16




Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon, makers of the 2011 Academy Award winning documentary short "Strangers No More", brought their two Oscars to the school for a celebration with the schools students held to mark the last day of the school year.

Goodman said the ceremony and seeing the kids for the first time since they won the Oscar in February was "really moving", and that "it is really touching to share the Oscar with them. Really, the Oscar is theirs."

Bialik-Rogozin Principal Karen Tal said the ceremony was very moving for her and her faculty, adding that it is "something that the students will remember their whole lives. The kids are very proud of the respect and honor they were able to bring to the school and the rest of the country."

The documentary takes viewers through a year in the life of the school, where around 800 students from over 48 countries study. The movie focuses on the lives of three kids in particular, Esther from South Africa, Johannes from Eritrea, and Mohammed from the Sudan. All three were on hand Monday, where they finally got to lay their hands on the Oscar.


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