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I AM NOBODY

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I AM NOBODY is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 5-12
6 minutes
VIDEO
NATHAN KONTNY
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Okey dokey, I officially love this guy and his daughter. Watching the two of them tackle a "save the city of Chicago" project on one afternoon - the last day of the daughter's summer vacation is nothing short of awe-inspiring for those of us who love to see dads interacting with their kids, especially on an important environmental project.

The story is about how easy it is to feel disempowered in today's world, but one man decides to undertake an experiment where, together with his young daughter they test for lead in Chicago's public water fountains. What could we possibly do to fix a bad situation?

his is a very well shot, fast-paced documentary with lots of locations, camera angles, dedicated people, good background music and humor. Nathan Kontny, the filmmaker (dressed in graphic T-shirts), and his young daughter (dressed in Rainbow colors) undertake a serious pursuit to determine what lead content is in Chicago's public water systems. We follow them to the store where they spend $100 on lead testing kids, to four public fountains to obtain water samples, to their home kitchen where the actual testing takes place. Fun graphics are used to make transitions between scenes. The daughter plays an integral role in this project, notably when she carefully handles the dropper and test tubes. We watch him and his family in their family home and see their passion for this issue. The Father/daughter relationship is precious; spending the last day of her summer vacation with her dad working on this project - priceless! Their next project: how to save the city of Chicago! I can't wait to see it.

The message of this film is - yes, you can! You can tackle city hall! You can make a difference! Just do it!

I give I am Nobody 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 18, plus adults and grandparents. By Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

Okey dokey, I officially love this guy and his daughter. Watching the two of them tackle a "save the city of Chicago" project on one afternoon - the last day of the daughter's summer vacation is nothing short of awe-inspiring for those of us who love to see dads interacting with their kids, especially on an important environmental project.

The story is about how easy it is to feel disempowered in today's world, but one man decides to undertake an experiment where, together with his young daughter they test for lead in Chicago's public water fountains. What could we possibly do to fix a bad situation?

his is a very well shot, fast-paced documentary with lots of locations, camera angles, dedicated people, good background music and humor. Nathan Kontny, the filmmaker (dressed in graphic T-shirts), and his young daughter (dressed in Rainbow colors) undertake a serious pursuit to determine what lead content is in Chicago's public water systems. We follow them to the store where they spend $100 on lead testing kids, to four public fountains to obtain water samples, to their home kitchen where the actual testing takes place. Fun graphics are used to make transitions between scenes. The daughter plays an integral role in this project, notably when she carefully handles the dropper and test tubes. We watch him and his family in their family home and see their passion for this issue. The Father/daughter relationship is precious; spending the last day of her summer vacation with her dad working on this project - priceless! Their next project: how to save the city of Chicago! I can't wait to see it.

The message of this film is - yes, you can! You can tackle city hall! You can make a difference! Just do it!

I give I am Nobody 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 18, plus adults and grandparents. By Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

We often feel like nobodies. I had that feeling going into this experiment where my daughter and I tested for lead in Chicago's public water fountains. What could we possibly do to fix a bad situation?
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