When school remains open during a winter storm, a 12 -year-old documentary filmmaker takes on the city government to get answers from the adults calling the shots.
Inspired by the events of New York City's recent historic winter, ANATOMY OF A SNOW DAY presents 12-year-old documentary filmmaker Zachary Maxwell's examination of the City's decision-making process for closing public schools. Researched, investigated, and filmed over a period of seven months, the first-person documentary reveals the inner workings of city government and chronicles Zachary's unrelenting pursuit for answers from the City's key decision makers.
Using an abundance of facts, independent research, playful commentary, and objective analysis, ANATOMY OF A SNOW DAY provides a fun and insightful glimpse into the challenges of managing city operations during weather emergencies. The film also offers a lighthearted and inspiring tale for young people about intellectual curiosity, questioning authority, and the value of civic awareness.
Title: Anatomy of a Snow Day
Written and Directed by: Zachary Maxwell
Camera and Editing: CJ Maxwell
Runtime: 41 minutes
Contact Email: info (at) maxwellproject.com