We would like to invite you to a film showing.
Thursday, March 8 – Waters School Annex 6:30 p.m.
RSVP to Mr. Leki
These are student-made films from the Waters Media Lab,
under the direction of our Julie Peterson,
These are films made in years past
by our students who filmed,
and edited under Julie's guidance,
documenting our history,
They are so fun to watch
They they are full of truth,
and flesh and blood.
They are a "Time-machine" transport into a history that is too quickly is forgotten.
There are enough films to watch for 5 hours.
But we are going to select 40 minutes worth.
We'll have organic Waters aronia juice to wash it down.
We'll make time for comments and discussion.
Soon spring will be here, and we will be drawn outside to work and life.
But, let's take this opportunity to gather up together ...
... to see the old films and glimpses of our past
the many people who built the garden
and who look to it as a place where their heart connects to the earth.
Try talking to our old students about it.
They have been invited.
Students who shed a tear asking if they are welcome to come back.
A young man who says the old field house is where he first learned
that "white" people could be nice.
There's a deep history.
I made those films because I love this place,
and by holding a
mirror up to show the community as its best self,
it seemed to help people to acknowledge each others good work,
and to help people love each other.
In reality, the videos are shaky,
have many obvious mistakes,
and half of them are unfinished.
Too much raw footage!
And as time went on computers crashed,
hard drives stalled,
and obsolescence set in.
If only we'd been using linux then.
But we hadn't met our linux guru/pizza chef friends yet.
We are looking for a technically skilled person to help us make sure the film showing goes off without a glitch:
computer or dvd player talking nicely to the projector,
We would like to be able to focus on giving context
and facilitating discussion about the content.
Please let us know if you can help.