"Red Folder" Selected For Short Of The Week

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016

"Red Folder" Courtesy of the Florida Film Festival

Thesis Student Ben Kallam's film Red Folder is featured on Short of the Week. 

Red Folder was Kallam's second year film about a high school student who is sent on a wild-goose chase to find his teacher's folder.  The film addresses issues with the public school system, which Ben highlighted as: “the tendency to write off so-called ‘challenging’ students; the treatment of classwork as just a series of arbitrary tasks, the statistics revealing disciplinary inequity for students of color; the paralyzing focus on standardized test results above all else and the implicit – sometimes explicit – undervaluing of students with talents in particular subjects”.

Read more and watch Red Folder at Short of the Week.