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Monday, July 2, 2018

Movie Monday: Dream Big: Engineering Our World (review and giveaway)

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this DVD and giveaway free of charge,from Shout Factory, for blog posting purposes on this blog. No compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

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Get ready to explore our world when the critically acclaimed film DreamBig: Engineering Our World (narrated by Jeff Bridges) is released in a 2-DVD set by Shout! Factory on July 24, 2018. Originally filmed for and seen in IMAX® and Giant Screen theaters, this stunning film will now be available in living rooms across the country.

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Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a spectacular look at man-made marvels that will forever transform the way you think about engineering. It celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. It is more than a movie — it’s part of a movement aimed at bringing engineering into the forefront of our culture. Dream Big is the first giant-screen film to answer the call of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiative, which aims to inspire kids of diverse backgrounds to become the innovators who will improve the lives of people across our entire planet as we head into the twenty-first century and beyond. That’s why the film will be accompanied by ongoing educational, museum and community efforts to expose young people from all backgrounds to what engineering is … and what it can conjure in the world.

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Isn't that an AMAZING film, that your entire family will want to check out? 

I love how the movie looks at 4 individual engineers (3 of which are WOMEN), and how they may share the same field, but what they DO is different, yet, they all work to make life BETTER for people! That is a VERY empowering thing for kids to see these days! As a mother of a daughter, I'm glad they chose to focus on women engineers, to show girls that they CAN go into this field! Even at the recent STEM event we attended, it was dominated by boys. But I was thrilled to see how the volunteers and professionals worked to get the girls involved, and how the girls quickly took over the builds, through their insights and ability to think outside the box! hopefully this movie will offer girls who can't attend those STEM event, that same motivation!

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Engineer Anjelica Hernandez, featured in the film Dream Big, mentors students from her former Phoenix high school as they prepare to enter the same robotics contest that Angelica’s team won 12 years ago.  From the film, Dream Big: Engineering Our World

Miss Grace had a huge cheer when it came to the section on robotics, as I had just made her sit (for the first 10 minutes, after that she was hooked) and watch a dramatized movie, about Anjelica's high school robotics team, last week when it was on TV. As she loves recycling and reusing things around the house, this part of Dream Big really spoke to her, especially since it showed how sometimes ingenuity can best expensive gear! I loved that the Dream Big  showed how engineering is a TEAM build- everyone brings their skills to the table, for every project, and it is better for that, and by coming back to help the students who replaced her, Anjelica is modeling that! And it was great for Miss Grace to see how students not much older than her, went on to big things in engineering!

Steve Burrows, one of the film's engineers says "engineering is creating something out of nothing", and the film's producer says "engineering is about imagination, as much as science". And those 2 quotes really sum up this film- it shows kids how they CAN dream of something and then bring it to life! But it also shows something HUGE- Compassion! Inherit in engineering is that what is made is for the good of someone else.by showing how it can start in college, students see how engineering is also about giving BACK!

I do have to say, I'm glad we didn't see the film in IMAX, as some of those roller coaster and bridge shots DEFINTELY would have been hard to watch on a large screen for me- Miss Grace LOVED them! LOL

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But it gets even better, especially if you home school!


The 2-DVD edition of DreamBig: Engineering Our World  is education-focused! It will offer the complete movie along with a 150-page educator’s guide (12 lesson plans, including handouts), 10 educational shorts, 8 behind-the-scenes featurettes and 8 more short “Fun Fact” videos. It includes multidisciplinary activities for students in grades K–12, is written to meet Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), as well as common state science objectives. And each lesson presents students with an engineering challenge inspired by the work of real engineers. Which means, you get an entire ENGINEERING curriculum that you can use in your classroom, or at home! your kids will understand how engineering really makes a difference in THEIR lives! It's a super curriculum, and we'll be implementing it into Miss Grace's middle school curriculum! 

This set brings the wonder of engineering to life for students everywhere, AND actually HOW cool is that?  

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Giveaway:


So I am SUPER thrilled to be able to offer one of the DVDs for DreamBig: Engineering Our World, to one of our amazing readers! Maybe it will inspire someone in YOUR family too!

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About MacGillivray Freeman:

MacGillivray Freeman is the world’s foremost independent producer and
distributor of giant-screen 70mm films with 35 IMAX films to its credit. Throughout the company's 40-year history, its films have won numerous international awards including two Academy Award nominations and three film inductions into the IMAX Hall of Fame. MacGillirvay Freeman is also the mastermind behind the One World One Ocean Campaign, the largest multimedia effort ever undertaken dedicated to changing the way people see and value the world's ocean. To do this, the company is harnessing the power of all media -- film, television and new media -- to inspire a movement to protect the ocean. The company's hit film Everest is currently the highest grossing giant-screen film of all time. In 2010, MacGillivray Freeman Films became the first documentary filmmaker to reach the $1 billion box office benchmark. MacGillivray Freeman's films are known for their artistry and successful blend of education and entertainment, as well as their celebration of science and the natural world.

About Shout! Factory


Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

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