|Eric Allaman||Score Composer|
|Source:||20th Century Fox|
|Sound:||[Dolby Digital Stereo]|
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i watched this movie when i was in 4th grade and now im in 10th this movie was so good in made me think about how the pass was. it makes me think he died saving us from the bad things in the world at that time
My 4th grade class watched this today. When two friends (one black, one white) went back in time, they were both stunned at how non-whites were treated. I felt my face burn as the African-American boy was talked down to by the mother of a white boy. There were no curse words used, but the video gets the point across. The theme was to show how Martin changed the world for the better not just for African-Americans but also for women, Hispanics and for Whites. The use of real video/audio footage along with the cartoon was very effective. I could not hold back the tears when Martin was assasinated because I felt like I had lost someone very important to me.
I have used this high-interest, animated movie successfully with my 2nd through 5th grade students, including second-language learners. 'Our Friend Martin' has set my students' critical thinking processes in motion, as well as allowed them to assess what true justice is. The movie is ideal for all school ages and for adults.