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Director: Cevin Soling

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Director Bio: Cevin Soling is a writer, filmmaker, musician, and academic. Soling is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and directed and produced the first theatrically released documentary on education, The War on Kids, which was broadcast internationally on The Sundance Channel and aired domestically on The Documentary Channel. He was a featured guest on The Colbert Report and was interviewed on The Dr. Nancy Show on MSNBC, as well as on RT Television. He produced and directed Ikland, a film about a tribe in Northern Uganda that had been described as the most despicable people on the planet by the anthropologist who studied them over forty years ago; The War on the War on Drugs, a satire on the drug war; Boris the Dog, and animated tale broadcast on MTV; and A Hole in the Head, a documentary that explores the mystery on why our ancestors drilled holes in their heads that aired on The Learning Channel. Soling has received awards from the New York Independent Film and Video Festival, the Boston International Film, Williamsburg Brooklyn Film Festival, and others including the coveted Stoney Award from High Times. In addition to writing for, and performing in the band The Love Kills Theory that charted in the CMJ Top 200, Soling has served as producer for Jackie Chan, Ani DiFranco, Don Ho, The Smile Zone, and Herman’s Hermits. Soling also composed and performed the closing theme song for A&E TV series Confessions of a Matchmaker. Soling is in the process of completing his second graduate degree from Harvard where he was employed as a teaching assistant, faculty adviser, and research assistant. 

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Comment by Kirk Cunningham on July 24, 2014 at 9:21am

Excellent film loaded with facts which can be a powerful tool to engaging fellow educators in a broader conversation regarding labels, forced medication, and what may be truly behind the behavioral challenges which are evident in traditional school settings.

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