In the late 1920's a controversy sparked about the teaching of evolution to women students at Florida State Women's College. Nearly 100 years later, public figures and activists are still trying to control curriculum in public schools, colleges and universities. The students enrolled in this Honors class through the University of Central Florida aim to educate and inform our viewers about the long history of censorship in the classrooms, the libraries and around the campus.
What We Need & What You Get
- Travel expenses for research and film shoots
- Fees and compensation for out of state production
- Fees for photo and video rights
- Expenses for props and wardrobe rental
This film will feature for the first time the effort of students, faculty and the president of Florida State Women's College to stand up for academic freedom and against censorship. After the film has been screened at film festivals it will be universally available online and will be a resource and tool in the ongoing debate about teaching unpopular subjects in the classroom and more importantly be a resource of teachers and students learning about the 1920s.
This production team and previous class already produced two award winning short documentaries about difficult histories which are currently available online. This film will be the next in that long tradition.