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Archive for Thursday, May 17, 2007

LHS students’ film to be shown in Overland Park

May 17, 2007

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A documentary produced by two Lawrence High School students about the military's attempts to recruit students will be shown next week in Overland Park.

"No Child Left Unrecruited" will be screened at 7 p.m. May 24 at the Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church, 7725 W. 87th St. Admission is free at the event, which is sponsored by the church and Kansas Families United for Public Education.

The film, which debuted in Lawrence three weeks ago, documents a little known provision of the No Child Left Behind law that requires public schools to provide the military with personal student information.

Filmmakers Alexia Welch, a senior, and Sarah Ybarra, a junior, started worked on the film in August. Both were students in a broadcast media class taught by Jeffrey Kuhr.

Comments

jennykay 7 years, 7 months ago

Sorry Mike, but this film has nothing to with not allowing military recruiters to do their job. In fact, at the premier at Lawrence Arts Center it was clear that the students only want to protect the privacy of students who do not want to be recruited. Additionally, the students have been invited to a congressional screening in Washington D.C. There are many people who believe that this is a valid and worthwhile topic, and one that deserve discussion.

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