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Webmovie: Paper Tigers

January 25 at 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Paper Tigers movie cover with close up of Asian young woman standing in a field

This film is set within and around the campus of Lincoln Alternative High School in the rural community of Walla Walla, Washington. Paper Tigers asks the following questions: What does it mean to be a trauma-informed school? And how do you educate teens whose childhood experiences have left them with a brain and body ill-suited to learn?

In search of clear and honest answers, Paper Tigers hinges on a remarkable collaboration between subject and filmmaker. Armed with their own cameras and their own voices, the teens of Paper Tigers offer raw but valuable insight into the hearts and minds of teens pushing back against the specter of a hard childhood.

Against the harsh reality of truancy, poor grades, emotional pain, and physical violence, answers begin to emerge. The answers do not come easily. Nor can one simply deduce a one-size-fits-all solution to a trauma-informed education. But there is no denying something both subtle and powerful at work between teacher and student alike: the quiet persistence of love.

Content Warning: This film discusses topics such as domestic violence, drug use, self-harm, and suicidal ideation. Viewer discretion is advised. During the film, we will have an additional Zoom breakout room open with staff member Mona Khaled available to provide support. If you want to stop viewing the film or speak to someone, please message the host or co-hosts and they’ll help you join the breakout room.

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If you have any questions or concerns regarding this webinar, please follow this link to email Miranda or call her at 269-345-1516 x120.

January 25 at 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM