Award-winning Documentary “No. 2: Story Of The Pencil” To Screen At FSC

Dec 7, 2015

by Staff

Consider the humble pencil. Assistant Professor of Communication Will Allen has. His new documentary examines the history of the pencil and the impact it has had on creativity, work, and human progress. 

The film, No. 2: Story of the Pencil, has been well received at film festivals, taking third place in the documentary division of the Knoxville (Tenn.) Film Festival in September. Polk County audiences will get to see this amusing and informative film for themselves in a screening on the FSC campus, at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Annie Pfeiffer Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following.

Overlooked as a common tool, the pencil continues to lose dominance in a media- saturated world. Allen asks, if we move away from using this analog piece of technology, what is society losing? How significant is the pencil to ingenuity? Should we care if the pencil shifts to the backseat? No. 2: Story of the Pencil develops the historical significance of the pencil in a charming and emotional story of an ordinary tool.

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