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Immersion

Immersion
12:00 | 2009

Categories: Shorts, Shorts

Casting was probably the most important part of making Immersion. The search to find Moises and his classmates took several months. I visited the twelve elementary schools in Oakland and San Francisco with the highest Latino enrollment. These are also schools where the vast majority of students are poor enough to qualify for free lunches. I spoke in every 4th and 5th grade classroom.

I encouraged the kids to make their own films, using the child filmmaking exploits of fellow New Zealander Peter Jackson as an example. "Who's seen Lord of the Rings" and "Guess how old the filmmaker was when he made his first film" (correct answer: 8 years old) turned out to be good conversation-starters. Of course, the kids were also encouraged to participate in Immersion.

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n********s
January 13, 2017
Being bilingual is a beautiful thing and we should embrace our cultural differences. The more languages we learn the more we learn about ourselves and others. Don´t build walls. Build bridges. Learn another language.

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f********m
January 4, 2017
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y********m
December 11, 2016
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