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BON BON BOMBER, THE - GAIL HALVERSON'S STORY

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BON BON BOMBER, THE - GAIL HALVERSON
Recommended age 10-18
5 minutes
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BON BON BOMBER, THE - GAIL HALVERSON
I admire the student produced documentary, The Bon Bon Bomber - Gail Halverson's Story because it takes us into the time of World War II. The film teaches us about Gail Halverson, a man who people might not know much about. He was humble and gave to children in need, which I believe many people could benefit from.

The short film is set in Berlin, in the early 1940s during World War II. A pilot, Gail Halverson decides to drop gum and chocolate out of his plane to give to the children below.

I like that the content is unique. It shows scenes from World War II, which is helpful when studying the history of this time. Much of the cinematography is from other documentaries - The Candy Bomber (PBS), Meet the Mormons and wigglywings.weebly.com and more. Amazingly enough there are some recently films clips of Mr. Halverson speaking on camera. The vintage camera work is all in black and white and both the video and audio are not always very clear, but it's cool that we see actual images from this time. The locations are various areas in and around Berlin during the war. Some scenes show Gail Halverson and the children he was serving. Because it's a documentary, the locations are actual and concrete. The background music and sound effects are well selected, from the swooshing sounds of incoming airplanes to classical music playing as Gail Halverson relays details of his journey. The music enhances the development of the story. I was very impressed to see Gail Halverson on camera. The film includes photographs and videos of him during the war at a much younger age, plus interviews with him in current day when he's older and retelling the events. My hat's off to the film's creators - Tristan Williams and Oscar McDermott-Sipe. This documentary is unique and different. I also appreciate their editing, which combined various outsourced videos along with original footage to make this film. My favorite part of this film is when Gail Halverson declares, "The only way for true happiness is to serve others." It's an inspirational quote that I think people of all ages would benefit from.

The message of the film is to be humble and help others, like Gail Halverson did in the middle of a world crisis. Additionally, this film reminds us to look back on those hard times and learn from them. Gail Halverson hopefulness, in some of the toughest times, is a fantastic thing to imitate.

I give The Bon Bon Bomber - Gail Halverson's Story 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. Anyone interested in World War II topics would definitely enjoy this. By Sydney S. and Julie E., KIDS FIRST!

I admire the student produced documentary, The Bon Bon Bomber - Gail Halverson's Story because it takes us into the time of World War II. The film teaches us about Gail Halverson, a man who people might not know much about. He was humble and gave to children in need, which I believe many people could benefit from.

The short film is set in Berlin, in the early 1940s during World War II. A pilot, Gail Halverson decides to drop gum and chocolate out of his plane to give to the children below.

I like that the content is unique. It shows scenes from World War II, which is helpful when studying the history of this time. Much of the cinematography is from other documentaries - The Candy Bomber (PBS), Meet the Mormons and wigglywings.weebly.com and more. Amazingly enough there are some recently films clips of Mr. Halverson speaking on camera. The vintage camera work is all in black and white and both the video and audio are not always very clear, but it's cool that we see actual images from this time. The locations are various areas in and around Berlin during the war. Some scenes show Gail Halverson and the children he was serving. Because it's a documentary, the locations are actual and concrete. The background music and sound effects are well selected, from the swooshing sounds of incoming airplanes to classical music playing as Gail Halverson relays details of his journey. The music enhances the development of the story. I was very impressed to see Gail Halverson on camera. The film includes photographs and videos of him during the war at a much younger age, plus interviews with him in current day when he's older and retelling the events. My hat's off to the film's creators - Tristan Williams and Oscar McDermott-Sipe. This documentary is unique and different. I also appreciate their editing, which combined various outsourced videos along with original footage to make this film. My favorite part of this film is when Gail Halverson declares, "The only way for true happiness is to serve others." It's an inspirational quote that I think people of all ages would benefit from.

The message of the film is to be humble and help others, like Gail Halverson did in the middle of a world crisis. Additionally, this film reminds us to look back on those hard times and learn from them. Gail Halverson hopefulness, in some of the toughest times, is a fantastic thing to imitate.

I give The Bon Bon Bomber - Gail Halverson's Story 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. Anyone interested in World War II topics would definitely enjoy this. By Sydney S. and Julie E., KIDS FIRST!

This is a documentary about Gail Halverson, a pilot who dropped candy to German children from his airplane during the cold war.
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