State of Play

Children at play participate in complex scientific discovery as they hypothesize, experiment and make generalizations about the world and how it works.
Kevin Macdonald directed one of my absolute favorite movies of the last ten years, the twisty political thriller State of Play. As such, I was especially excited when I had opportunity to chat with the director about his latest project, Black Sea (now in theaters).
Now, a little over a year later, I find myself marveling not only at what ended up as the 90-minute crowd-sourced compilation curated by veteran director Macdonald, but at the very feat of putting it together.
Fall is upon us, and kids are heading back to school. Sadly, for too many children that means 7 hours a day with no free play. That's because more schools are slashing recess to make time for the "serious" classroom subjects.