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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Max’s Movie

Every now and then there will be a moment where Max still opens up and shares himself with us. I try so hard to give him his space to let him grow, and sometimes he gives me glimpses of the complex and thoughtful man he is becoming.

Max and his friend A worked for weeks on this claymation film for AP French, where they are studying French African and Middle Eastern countries, and learning about the Muslim influences there. They did a lot of research and were particularly moved by the abuse of women there. He was blown away by the repression in Afghanistan, the high percentage of arranged marriages and also the high number of women who die in childbirth. And I was blown away by Max’s talent and of course, so happy to see what’s going on in his life and mind.


One talented kid you got there. Wow, that’s awareness.

— added by Someone Said on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 7:40 am

That was really powerful! I love the calendar on the wall of that stark, cardboard bedroom! Your boys are amazing! Max is such a thoughtful, mature young man! -TPeacock

— added by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 9:44 am

Wow. Very moving, and so simply portrayed. Max is cool. Lisa

— added by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Outstanding and so french!

You deserve to be VERY PROUD!

— added by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 3:46 pm

Susan, thanks for sharing this. My younger son recently started doing claymation films, so I showed it to him and it really inspired him. He is wondering if Max has made any other claymation films because he’s interested in seeing more!

— added by Tanya Savko on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 9:31 pm

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