Posts by joefab


Observing International Holocaust Remembrance Day Every Day By Joe Fab, director of Paper Clips and co-director of NOT The Last Butterfly   After I made Paper Clips, it seemed like everywhere I went people would ask me, “Are you Jewish?” I borrowed the reply that I’d been told Charlie Chaplin gave to that question: “I do not have that honor.” I’m certainly not likening myself in any other way to the master filmmaker, but I find...

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Bringing Heart to Indianapolis and the Heartland Film Festival By Joe Fab, director of Paper Clips and co-director of NOT The Last Butterfly   I love film festivals. Everybody who knows me knows that. And yet, I had never been to the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis even though it’s been around for 26 years. Thanks to Cheryl Rattner–Price and former San Diegan Craig Prater, that failure has just been rectified.  ...

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A Wake-Up Call From Charlottesville

A Wake-Up Call From Charlottesville


Posted By on Aug 28, 2017

A Wake-Up Call From Charlottesville By Joe Fab, director of Paper Clips and co-director of NOT The Last Butterfly   Can it be only nine months ago that we were celebrating our just-completed screening of NOT The Last Butterfly at the Virginia Film Festival in Charlottesville? Can it be only nine months ago that Cheryl and I, along with composer Charlie Barnett, basked in the warmth of an attentive movie audience, the friendly...

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A special story showing Paper Clips and The Butterfly Project coming full circle… By Joe Fab, director of Paper Clips   Indulge me for a moment if you will, Dear Reader…   Recently I found myself going through a big box of notes from students at schools where I’ve shared my film Paper Clips and spoken to classes over the years. Here are a few samples: “Dear Mr. Fab… your movie really inspired me not to judge...

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The Importance of Holocaust Education By Joe Fab, director of Paper Clips   One of the reasons that making Paper Clips was such a joy is that I spent so much time in that middle school in rural Tennessee where children were learning! And in this case, they were learning about something that I’m sure all those reading this believe is critically important: the Holocaust. But I didn’t realize back in the early 2000’s just how poorly...

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