Project Description

The Journey Within

A Film by Eleanor Hamerow and Naomi Trubowitz
Produced by Renascence Films, 1990

This film documents Richard Lewis and the way he unlocks a child’s capacity for imaginative thinking. Working with a sixth grade class at the Louis Armstrong Intermediate School in New York City, Lewis creates an atmosphere alive with excitement as he moves children to use their imagination and to express their feelings through poetry and art. The film interweaves classroom sequences, the children’s poems, and Richard Lewis’ thoughts about teaching and the imaginative experience.