8th grade students from Frankford Friends School (FFS) received an award for best documentary from the New York Bridge Film Festival for their entry “Every Little Drop Counts” on March 26, 2010. The Bridge Festival features short films made by schools from around the world. FFS’s entry “Every Little Drop Counts” is about the work of humanitarian Aldo Magazzeni who built fresh water systems in war-torn areas like Afghanistan and transformed the lives of thousands of people. Mr. Magazzeni was so impressed with FFS students he visited the school to personally thank the students for creating the film and supporting his work of helping and improving the lives of children around the world.
Six eighth grade students compiled the documentary under the direction of their teacher Jonathan Clifton. Jonathan says, “We are building bridges between countries and cultures. It is great to think that through this film our children are teaching other children to care”. You can watch the award-winning film below.>