If You Build It: Maker Documentary Film #makerbusiness

Film addresses the difficulties and delights of the experience of taking an earnestcommunity project idea out of the classroom and into a real world community building project. If You Build It: A full-length documentary film that chronicles the students, projects, and work of Studio H:

If You Build It is a full-length documentary film that chronicles the students, projects, and work of our Studio H high school design/build program. Made by acclaimed filmmakers Patrick Creadon and Christine O’Malley, along with executive producer Neal Baer, If You Build It tells the stories of 13 students from Bertie County, North Carolina, who dreamed up a beautiful solution that would change the face of their hometown, then went out and built all 2,000 square feet of it. As their instructors, we were honored to work with them and lead them along the journey. The story exemplifies the power of hands-on education, the raw brilliance of youth, and the impact a few budding creative minds can have on the future of a community.

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