If You Build It

The Daily Domer Staff | Jan. 9, 2014

From the director of WORDPLAY and I.O.U.S.A. comes a captivating look at a radically innovative approach to education.

IF YOU BUILD IT, directed by Notre Dame alumnus Patrick Creadon '89, follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives.

Learn more at the documentary at the IF YOU BUILD IT website


"This honest and engrossing film shows how ingenuity and spark can restore excitement in education," - Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News.

"Creadon is shaping up to be an unpredictable yet dependably intelligent documentarian....[His] latest documentary is a nuanced portrait of experimental education in a destitute area of the American South," - Geoff Berkshire, Variety.

"Creadon packs into his film’s 82 minutes nuanced discussions of education reform [and] the plight of rural America and its people," - Dante A. Ciampaglia, Architectural Record.

"The movie is a heartening story about the power of design to galvanize young people..." - Kirstin Hohenadel, Slate

 by Daily Domer Staff

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