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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Flatland (2007)

This is a short animated adaptation of the book of the same title.  It's aim is two fold.  The first is to teach a little geometry to the viewer.  It could be useful for a substitute teacher who is covering a math class that they have no idea how to teach.  The second is an issue of freedom and tolerance, something that the current election season has lots of us focusing on.  The idea that one should exercise tolerance with new ideas and people who come from different backgrounds is one that we could all use a reminder about.  The popularity of a candidate who espouses intolerance, violence, and blaming others for ones own problems is a relevant topic and once that this little film covers quite nicely.

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