Local sixth-gradersand#8217; documentary to be featured at two international film festivals | SierraSun.com

Local sixth-gradersand#8217; documentary to be featured at two international film festivals

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The sixth-grade students of Sierra Expeditionary Learning School produced a documentary short film as part of their fall expedition.

After premiering to an overflow audience in Squaw Valley this June, the students have recently been notified the film has been accepted in two international film festivals: the Sacramento Music and Film Festival, 2012 Summerfest; and the Worldkids International Film Festival in Mumbai, India.

The film, and#8220;Geology of California, 4,500,000,000 years in the making,and#8221; is a documentary short (25 minutes) that explores the forces that shape the state of California.

It can be seen on Vimeo here: http://vimeo.com/41651660.

The photography, scripts, interview questions, artwork, graphics, and editing were done by the twenty-four sixth grade students.

They formed their own production company, Blue Bear Productions, and partnered with a local film company, DougMcmains.com, for post-production assistance.

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