World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements

Movie Information

World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements screens on Wednesday, May 4, at 7:10 pm at Diana Wortham Theatre in Pack Place. Following the film, teacher/star John Hunter and director Chris Farina will host a Q&A and open dialogue with local leadership in education. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Admission is $16, but is free to K-12 teachers, though RSVP is required.
Genre: Documentary
Director: Chris Farina
Starring: John Hunter
Rated: NR

This is not a review. Rather it is the announcement of the single screening—the Asheville premiere—of the new documentary World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements, which is described by the sponsors as “an award-winning documentary film set in a Charlottesville, Va., public school” that “depicts the transformation that happens as a class of students at a neighborhood public school work to solve all of the Earth’s crises with a balanced budget. During the game, students assume the roles of world leaders confronted by an ongoing series of military, economic and environmental crises teaching students the ‘work of peace.’ The goal is to free each country from dangerous circumstances and attain global prosperity with the least military intervention possible.” More at

About Ken Hanke
Head film critic for Mountain Xpress from December 2000 until his death in June 2016. Author of books "Ken Russell's Films," "Charlie Chan at the Movies," "A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series," "Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker."

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