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No Small Matter

Dir. Danny Alpert, Greg Jacobs, and Jon Siskel 74 min



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Free, Filmmaker Screening

Presented with Buffett Early Childhood Center

A discussion with Greg Jacobs, the film's director, and Samuel Meisels, founding executive director at the Buffett Early Childhood Institute, will follow the film.

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No Small Matter is a feature-length documentary film and national engagement campaign that brings public attention to this vital question by sharing powerful stories and stunning truths about the human capacity for early intelligence and the potential for quality early care and education to benefit America’s social and economic future. This multifaceted project reveals how our country is raising its youngest citizens, why making the most of this time in their lives is so crucial, and most importantly, what we can do to change the perception of when learning begins. The first major theatrical documentary to tackle this topic, No Small Matter is designed to kick-start the public conversation about early care and education. The ultimate goal: to produce an entertaining, accessible, and inspiring film that redefines the audience’s understanding of the issue and helps drive it to the top of the political agenda. Or, as one advocate put it, “not just to make a documentary about early childhood education, but to make the documentary about early childhood education.”

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