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Media

New Audio Series below:

 

 

Listen below to the original documentary soundtrack, composed by Louis Wall & Joe Deboer of Jumbling Towers. To hear more
Jumbling Towers, check out their site. Here are a few samples you’ll hear in “Build Me a World.”

Contact

The Movement

Chris Woodhull – 865 661 4131chriswoodhull@gmail.com
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The Movie

DREW BELZ, PRODUCER – 828 242 1480drew@fancyrhino.com
ISAIAH SMALLMAN, PRODUCER – 443 845 7191isaiah@fancyrhino.com

The Studio

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Apr
22
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  • MAKE IT THROUGH

     

    “They can say ain’t things gonna change because they aren’t part of the change. In order to change something you’ve gotta change yourself” – Cory Abram.

     

    Sometimes we like to believe that in order to cope with negativity we must perpetuate more negativity. Cory Abram is not convinced that is the case. In order to change the negative outside of yourself, you must confront the negative inside of yourself. Break the cycle. Build a world.

     

     

Apr
15
  • BROTHER ON BROTHER UNITY

     

    “Black power means helping somebody. If you know somebody that’s doing something or you know somebody who needs that service, you turn them onto that.”

     

    The system is not set-up for a young brother to advance. We gotta use our God-given talents to create a legitimate hustle and serve one another in unity. Maal The Pimp gives us a blueprint.

     

     

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Apr
08
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  • TURNING POINT

     

    Life comes with difficulties and persecution. For some us giving up is not an option. Yoshika Carroll  tells us the story of her early days and the transition from being an outcast to being loved and accepted and how she uses her history and experience to love on people, hard.

     

     

Apr
08
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  • QUAN & LYRIC FREESTYLE

     

    Hip hop is expression. You express the streets if you’ve seen the streets. You express the positive, the negative, anything really, because you first saw it.

     

     

Apr
08
  • UP ONE MINUTE, DOWN THE NEXT

     

    The same old same old isn’t working. Jay Mac  explores what it would like if we came together collectively to invest our resources to nourish Chattanooga into a healthier and growing city. Let’s come together to create a new sound.

     

     

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Apr
07
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  • LET’S MOVE FORWARD

     

    Feline Da’ Queen shares about nurturing and growing the goodness and beauty God created you with.

     

     

Apr
07
  • A-CAPELLA

     

    Lyric Blackmon freestyling in The Studio.

     

     

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Apr
07
  • EVERYBODY SHOULD BE EQUAL

     

    “We all got the same mind-frame and we all can do whatever we want to do.” – LG Grinch.

     

    LG Grinch shares wisdom about the value of human life and the one thing we all have in common: love.

     

     

     

     

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Apr
07
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  • FROM THE GOOD TO THE BAD

     

    You can get addicted to the streets. You can also find yourself and get out, if you have the mind to.

     

    Big Geezee redefines success in this installment of Me In a Minute.

     

Mar
13
  • LIVING FOR HIS GIRLS

     

    Terry talks about the role that fatherhood has played in his life and what he now lives for. What do you live for?

     

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Mar
10
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  • THANKFUL FOR TODAY

     

    You gotta figure out your legacy. Quan has figured out his.

     

    In the latest ‘Me in a Minute’, Quan Lollis tells us about the necessity to be both street smart and book smart and the impact it has on him being a role model for his family.

     

     

Mar
05
  • PROJECT TO A PALACE

     

    “I want to inspire people to find a way out of no way.” – Cho Chaser

     

    In the latest ‘Me in a Minute’ Chattanooga’s own Cho Chaser talks about the necessity of embracing the struggle in order to create a fuller picture of beauty.

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Feb
26
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  • Homeboy Industries of LA

     

    From NPR: “Here’s a brilliant idea to stop gang violence: Just get the rival gang members together in a nice kitchen and have them bake bread. Are you laughing? Well, stop, because it really works.”

     

    Listen to the whole story here.

     

    Homeboy has a similar DNA to our work at Build Me A World. Just teach a man to fish.

     

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Feb
26
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  • Dust Off

     

    The hood isn’t what it used to be. That’s a good thing.

     

    This week on Me in a Minute, Tayvon McFadden tells it just like it is.

Feb
26
  • Gold in these Streets

     

    Maurice McDowell kicks off our new series, Me In A Minute, coming to you straight from our newly completed Studio.

     

    Expect more voices to emerge in the weeks to come.

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Dec
31
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  • Support the Movement

    To give money online to the work of Build Me A World, click here.

     

    Or call (423) 265-0586 and ask to give to “The Ceros Fund.”

     

    To talk about giving to the movement, call Chris Woodhull at (865) 661 4131.

     

    Or to save us commission fees, send a check to:

    Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga
    1270 Market Street
    Chattanooga, TN 37402
    Memo: The Ceros Fund

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Dec
31
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  • Join The Movement

    There are a hundred ways you can get involved. But we need you on board to dish you the options.

     

    The best start is to make a personal connection. Let us know your interests and ideas, or simply request to join the mailing list at chriswoodhull@gmail.com

     

    On Twitter, follow @buildmeaworld.

     

    Or like our Facebook page here!

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Dec
31
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  • “if you build me a school,
    I’ll build you a world.”

    Where the movie ends, the movement begins. We told the story. Now let’s build the world.

Nov
16
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  • BMW DVDs are here!

     

    Finally! And they look gorgeous.

     

    Check out the SWAG tab at the top of this page to order your Build Me A World DVD(s?) today!

     

    If you’ve already ordered, have no fear: a DVD should be speeding its way to your mailbox.

     

    If not, order up!

     

     

     

Sep
05
  • D'Angelo

    D'Angelo Foster, as seen in the film, was ready with his first batch of chocolate for the premiere of “Build Me a World.” The 11th-grade chocolatier won seed money to start his business at the first Howard School Entrepreneurship Competition last spring. After working all summer to get his business off the ground, he and his business partner Derelle Rochelle served their gourmet treats to an excited crowd.computer animation software

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Aug
28
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  • Pancake Breakfast

    The Howard Summit followed the premiere of “Build Me a World” and gathered local leaders to discuss the future of The Howard School. Over pancakes, community members and leaders envisioned transforming The Howard School into a focal point of downtown that would better prepare students for college, but also for vocational and technical careers.download antivirus software

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Aug
22
  • Premiere

    “Build Me a World: The Story of The Howard School,” was screened for a packed Tivoli Theatre on Thursday the 16th of August. Alongside the filmmakers, many of the kids featured in the film were able to discuss their role in the film in a question-and-answer session held after the movie. Fancy Rhino is very thankful and excited about how the film was received and the potential it holds. More screenings will be held in Chattanooga.

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Jun
26
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  • Join The Challenge

    Freshmen enter Howard at a 3rd grade reading level. Help create a K-12 community at Howard to bridge the widening gap between elementary schools and high schools in our community.

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    Email buildmeaworld@fancyrhino.com to start the conversation. Shoot us your contacts, advice, and ideas. Or, just give us your email so we can keep you in the loop.

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Jun
25
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  • speak with your own voice:

    I started recording myself walking by accident and for about a year I continued. The footage built up until I looked through it and realized how much of my life was found in these seemingly insignificant clips. I cherish this quirky record of my being and am thankful to be reminded why I love documenting life. I used this sketch to teach my kids at Howard that there are many ways to capture their stories. Hopefully they will one day appreciate these records of their existence they’re creating.

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Jun
20
  • Howard School Spirit

    Sports are a staple at The Howard School, with lots of student and community involvement.  With the help of students we covered  Friday night games, pep rallies and marching band performances.

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Jun
15
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  • Join The Challenge

    Great teachers are the magic ingredient at any school. Help create incentives for the best teachers to come to and stay at Howard and other schools like it.

     

    Email buildmeaworld@fancyrhino.com to start the conversation. Shoot us your contacts, advice, and ideas. Or, just give us your email so we can keep you in the loop.

Jun
12
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  • Documentary film club

    We are teaching students to tell their stories with photographs, audio recorders and video cameras. It is our hope that each student involved will end this project knowing that when they speak, someone will listen. We are working hard to plant seeds that will, through painstaking care, blossom into a more dynamic relationship between the students of Howard and the larger community.

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Jun
10
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  • Join The Challenge

    Tech programs have been largely abandoned in the last 15 years at Howard, and yet big tech employers are moving into the city.

     

    Help restore a historic strength to the school and create post-graduate opportunities in the process. Email buildmeaworld@fancyrhino.com to start the conversation. Shoot us your contacts, advice, and ideas. Or, just give us your email so we can keep you in the loop.

Jun
07