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WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR TABLOID NEWS

What to know: The answer to the question, "What can we do with the tabloid news" is quirky and unusual.
WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR TABLOID NEWS is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-14
2 minutes
VIDEO
MARLENE SHARP
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What To Do With Your Tabloid News has a good sense of humor. It takes an issue that many have experienced this past year and turns it into something that many can participate in.

This film asks the question, "What can we do with the tabloid news?" The answer is a quirky response.

The film is very short so the examples of what to do with our tabloid news or why recycling is important are limited. The camera work is okay, nothing is outstanding. However, I do like the addition of stop motion creation of origami, which adds a nice touch. The message, about recycling (or up-cycling) bad news into something else hits home. I like that the simple backdrop; it shows creativity. The background music is pretty unobtrusive - not adding or detracting from the film. I do love the sense of humor. The entire production team seems to have a great sense of humor; even the end credits gave me a quick laugh. The stop motion and the funny text scenes are my favorite. The fact that this film was created by a team of adult students on the autism spectrum makes this even more interesting. The only thing that doesn't work for me so well, is the use of text to get the message across. It's not particularly creative, though it does get the job done.

The message of the film is to take what is 'bad,' evaluate it, and find the good. Oh, and recycle or up-cycle.

I give this short student film 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 14. Reviewed by Ashleigh C. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

What To Do With Your Tabloid News has a good sense of humor. It takes an issue that many have experienced this past year and turns it into something that many can participate in.

This film asks the question, "What can we do with the tabloid news?" The answer is a quirky response.

The film is very short so the examples of what to do with our tabloid news or why recycling is important are limited. The camera work is okay, nothing is outstanding. However, I do like the addition of stop motion creation of origami, which adds a nice touch. The message, about recycling (or up-cycling) bad news into something else hits home. I like that the simple backdrop; it shows creativity. The background music is pretty unobtrusive - not adding or detracting from the film. I do love the sense of humor. The entire production team seems to have a great sense of humor; even the end credits gave me a quick laugh. The stop motion and the funny text scenes are my favorite. The fact that this film was created by a team of adult students on the autism spectrum makes this even more interesting. The only thing that doesn't work for me so well, is the use of text to get the message across. It's not particularly creative, though it does get the job done.

The message of the film is to take what is 'bad,' evaluate it, and find the good. Oh, and recycle or up-cycle.

I give this short student film 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 14. Reviewed by Ashleigh C. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

In the last year, there sure has been a lot of news; much of it is bad news. But YOU can do something about bad news; watch this film and learn how to recycle, reuse, and recover!

All 20 credited writer/directors (below) have received a diagnosis of being on the autism spectrum.

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