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Letters to the Editor......mom defends young filmmakers
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 19 Jul 2006, p. 6

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Dear editor, As the mother of one of the trio of students Alan Cole was writing about in his July 5 letter, "School project, not funny", yes I do agree with him that throwing a dummy off the Mountainview Road bridge on a Sunday afternoon is not the smartest thing to do and had I known of this in advance I would certainly have suggested they go elsewhere. However, Mr. Cole, your facts are not correct when you wrote, "What kind of school project is even portraying such an evil act. School project? I don't think so, students were finished and writing exams." Well, Mr. Cole you were wrong on all three counts. It WAS a school project and it was not portraying an evil act; they were making a movie about the hazards of smoking. Have you ever heard the cliché "if someone told you to jump off a bridge, would you?" Well, the kids' movie related that to smoking and why people smoke when they've been told it is bad for them. I personally did not see the dummy but was told it was made from newspaper. As for the part of writing exams, again you were wrong. Exams did not start until June 22 and this incident happened June 18. Like most high school students they were scrambling at the end of the year to get their projects and summatives done. This trio has made many movies (and won awards) in the past and will hopefully in the future. The movie you saw them filming got them an A. They have there own production company and website, and are just starting to film their next movie. I'm sure one day I will be sitting in a theatre watching a production made entirely by these three great teenagers. Mary Lou Foreman, Georgetown

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Letters to the Editor......mom defends young filmmakers