We all have heroes: maybe it's a football player or your favorite singer or make-believe, like a super-hero. But the real definition of a hero is someone who spends their life serving other people, even if it is dangerous or they risk their lives doing it. The people that I do my films about are all real-life heroes. They didn't brag and they weren't interested in their own fame. They wouldn't be interested in Facebook or selfies or how many hits they have on YouTube. Instead, they spent their lives doing brave things and even putting their lives in danger for others without any praise or publicity. —Mick Caouette, speaking to 4th graders last week
This morning, Mick spoke with fourth graders on the subject of making biographies. Students asked savvy questions and made great observations about the film clips he showed them. Pre-written student questions ranged from thoughtful to very amusing. For more info and to purchase films visit: www.southhillfilms.com
Mick presented his documentary Mr Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP to a full house on MLK Day, January 15th in Allentown, PA. Standing with Mick is Isaiah West, Outreach Coordinator at the Allentown Museum.
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Mick travels to Allentown, PA in a week to screen Mr Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP at the Allentown Art Museum's Martin Luther King Day all-day celebration next Monday, January 15th. If you're in the area, it's free entry to all.
Last week, Mick traveled from his Baltimore appearance to D.C. to attend the annual Humphrey Fellows dinner and forum. Mid-career public administrative folks from around the world study at universities throughout the U.S. for a year. Mick received a standing ovation for his speech on Hubert Humphrey in which he showed several inspiring clips from Hubert H. Humphrey: The Art of the Possible. In the photos, Paul Schelp from the State Department and Humphrey Fellows from Michigan State University, and other adoring Humphrey Fellow fans!