An all-volunteer force depends on the willingness, capabilities, and capacities of a nation’s youth to serve. While much has been made of the paucity of youths who meet the physical and moral qualifications to serve in the military, there are also open questions about the desire of upcoming generations to serve. But what builds that desire, and what roles should older generations play? The film High School 911 tells the story of an emergency medical service in Darien, Connecticut staffed and run entirely by high school students. The results not only include a needed enhancement in a town’s emergency services but also the development of important life skills and empowerment of youth. High School 911 director Tim Warren and WAR ROOM Editor-in-Chief Andrew A. Hill discuss these and other topics related to the development of our future generations.
We had a wonderful screening and an engaged Q&A after with High School 9-1-1 Director Tim Warren and Producer Kelli Joan Bennett moderated by Tovah Laiter with an amazing group of filmmakers in the making at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles for their High School summer program last night! Thank you to Tovah Laiter, Melissa Enright, Dan Mackler, Alejandra Salinas and the whole NYFA team, and, their amazing students in the audience. A huge thank you and shout out to our incredible team at 42 West Rachel Aberly, Joe Incollingo and Megan Zehmer for making it happen. (And thank you Melinda, Carla and BK for coming!)
Boomerang Productions Media’s Tim Warren and Kelli Joan Bennett and director Vicki Abeles have joined forces for a grassroots screening campaign on behalf of Warren and Bennett’s documentary “High School 9-1-1.”Continue reading