A Connecticut school is shining a light on the attacks in Paris by telling the victims and their families that they are not alone.
"It was such an impactful moment because not only are you seeing all the events that happened but you see people coming together, holding up signs saying 'I am not afraid',” said Alex Figueroa, a 16-year-old junior at the Engineering and Science Magnet School in Hamden.
The students have been making a video with a message of hope and support.
They went to their teacher, hoping to reach out to the people of Paris.
"We wanted to get it up and fast so we just came together for a few minutes, they started story-boarding, they started planning and within about 10 minutes they dispersed and started working,” said teacher Leon Tynes.
"Pray for the world and give all hope, look at the world with a brand new scope,” Anna Khairi, who is a senior at the school, wrote in a poem that will be part of the three minute YouTube video.
The video is being edited by some of the 13 sophomores, juniors and seniors who are working on the project.
"It's not just Paris that's affected - it's the whole world and the fact that us students at a young age can recognize that is really important to us,” Khairi said.
The video will also include students’ interviews, plus 3D images, and Figueroa is creating a stop-motion piece with clay.
It is a moving image taken with 390 pictures that took three days to shoot.
"I focus a lot on the Eiffel Tower itself and then it coming down - but when it comes down, it spells out 'look at the world' because we want to focus on that we want to take the whole world in,” Figueroa said.
"I think that when you do a piece like this in another country, thousands of miles away, people really appreciate the outreach,” Tynes added.
The video will be shared with students in school all over France.
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