Jonathan Kalafer is an award-winning director/producer and an innovative educator serving at Dickinson High School in Jersey City for more than 10 years. In 2013, Jonathan traveled to Wuhan China organized by the U.S. Consulate General Wuhan. For more information on his trip to China, you can read his final report here. What’s your first […]
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Jonathan Kalafer is an award-winning director/producer and an innovative educator serving at Dickinson High School in Jersey City for more than 10 years. His films include The Soprano State (co-producer), the award-winning short We Love You (director/producer), and the short Diary of Immaculee (producer). Jonathan’s IMDb Page
AFS traveled to Wuhan, China with Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story director Jonathan Kalafer, organized by the U.S. Consulate General Wuhan. Daily Reports Jonathan Kalafer’s report from Wuhan Check out all of the photos from Wuhan.
The PS22 chorus of fifth-graders from Staten Island became a YouTube sensation when their teacher started posting videos of them singing on his blog. Their rousing renditions of songs from artists like the Rolling Stones to Adele soon earned them a national legion of fans, as well as the attention of A-list actors and pop stars. This joyous documentary from producer-director Jonathan Kalafer follows the talented and diverse group of kids, led by energetic instructor Gregg Breinberg, as they tackle creative differences, lost voices, and homesickness while prepping for the concert of a lifetime: an appearance at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony. Throughout, the power of music, as well as the transformative effect of an amazing teacher, shine through.