Documentary Film Crew Highlights AUNE’s Waldorf Program

A documentary film crew from Hagens Recording Studio in Princeton, New Jersey, was on the AUNE campus December 16 to explore the Waldorf teacher training program as part of a documentary on Waldorf education in the United StatesA documentary film crew from Hagens Recording Studio in Princeton, New Jersey, was on the AUNE campus December 16 to explore the Waldorf teacher training program as part of a documentary on Waldorf education in the United States.

“We’re here because Torin Finser [chair of the Department of Education] is the most articulate voice for Waldorf education in our time,” said Eugene Schwartz, field producer. “Our interview with him is the jewel in the crown of our filming.”

Sam Russell, audio engineer and editor, and Hal Rifken, cinematographer, were also part of the crew.

The film, tentatively titled Consider Waldorf Education, will explore Waldorf education in the twenty-first century. “What’s new, what’s innovative and what’s still valid after ninety years,” Schwartz said. “Out of all the teacher training programs, this is the most innovative.”

The production company is filming all over the United States, and interviewing critics as well as supporters of Waldorf. Schwartz said they hope to complete the film early in 2012.