Butner Elementary School students sing patriotic music on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. April 2, 2009. Jessica M. Kuhn / U.S. Army, CC BY
A Hungarian film titled “Sing” recently won the Oscar for best short film. “Sing” tells the story of young Zsófi, who joins a renowned children’s choir at her elementary school where “everyone is welcome.”
Soon after joining, Zsófi is told by her teacher Erika not to sing, but only mouth the words. On the face of it, she accepts her teacher’s request stoically. But later in the movie, her anguish and pain become obvious, when she reluctantly tells her best friend what happened. Full story.
Steven M. Demorest (The Conversation) / March 17, 2017