RISE: VOICE OF A NEW GENERATION
THE EARTH NETWORK PRESENTS: A DOCUMENTARY FILM ABOUT THE POWER OF STUDENT VOICE
Rise: Voice of a New Generation spends a year following the students and coaches of One Stone, one of the most progressive schools in America. If these kids are the future, the future is bright.
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ABOUT THE FILM:
Rise: Voice of a New Generation captures the story of One Stone, a one-of-a-kind, student-led high school in Boise, Idaho, that is reinventing education and changing the balance of power to put students in charge of their own learning. The film documents the journey of students and coaches at the school as they launch what has been named one of the most progressive schools in America by both Alan Gottlieb (co-author of America Succeeds’ 2017 report Age of Agility) and Tom Vander Ark (CEO of Getting Smart). Follow the story of one of the only schools in the country run by students who are exploring a new way forward, where their voices shape the future of education and the world.
Chronicling the second year of operations of the radically different One Stone high school throughout 2017-2018, our embedded film crew captured a historical year that could mark a tipping point in the future of high school design.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER:
Jon Long has produced and directed films, television programming and multi-platform media campaigns for over 20 years for companies such as Universal Studios, IMAX, Disney, Universal, Entertainment One, National Geographic and PBS. His passion is the creative process and finding innovative ways to bridge entertainment, technology, distribution and education. He founded The Earth Network to create media projects and experiences that engage audiences and inspire positive social impact. Many of his projects have extensive community engagement and educational initiatives. He created EXTREME for IMAX theaters, which became one of the most successful documentaries of all time and, recently, THE SEARCH FOR FREEDOM for Universal.