From Public Workshop’s Project Archives:
Project: The Sunshine School, The Movie!
Project Director: Alex Gilliam
Yep, the export quality from this movie I made many, many years ago leaves a lot to be desired but it does a knock up job conveying the incredible spirit of the project and the students I worked with at the Sunshine School in rural Alabama.
After a certain point in the process the, ‘Mr. Gilliam, Mr. Gilliam, Mr. Gilliam……can we help?’ moment, was my daily experience at Sunshine when I entered the gym and it was quite frankly incredible. On one particular day I had over forty students working throughout the school on various projects, when two girls approached me to about helping out. Unfortunately I had to tell them that every task was fully staffed and beyond that, the only tools that weren’t being used were a few odd paint scrapers. Undeterred, the girls really wanted to help and eventually I remembered that the students had identified some paint that needed to be scraped before the wall could be repainted. Despite being entirely dubious that the girls would accept such a relatively unexciting task as paint scraping, I tossed it out.
‘Paint scraping?! We love to scrape paint!!’
And off they dashed, scrapers in hand.
For more information on this project, please click (here).
Enjoy the movie.