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“Invisible Line” doc TV premiere

“Invisible Line” doc TV premiere

The new A+E/History Channel Germany production "The Invisible Line – Die Geschichte der Welle" premiered on TV on 12/19/19. Mark is Associate Producer of this new documentary of the Third Wave experiment, which features interviews with original teacher Ron Jones, and...

Bavarian International School

Bavarian International School

Mark was privileged to do his Third Wave presentation at the Bavarian International School in Munich, Germany, on December 13, 2019. Mark was joined by fellow Third Wave student Debbie Berry.

“Invisible Line” premiere event

“Invisible Line” premiere event

The new Wave documentary "The Invisible Line" had its world premiere press event in Munich, Germany, on December 10, 2019. Third Wave students Debbie Berry and Mark Hancock joined A&E/History Channel producer Emanuel Rotstein in a panel discussion and audience...

Beth Am screens “Lesson Plan”

Beth Am screens “Lesson Plan”

Congregation Beth Am in Palo Alto, California, showed the Wave documentary film "Lesson Plan" as part of their Tisha B'Av event, and hosted Mark Hancock for a Q&A discussion after the screening.

London – Dulwich College talk

London – Dulwich College talk

Mark screened the Wave documentary "Lesson Plan" followed by a Q&A session with 200 students at Dulwich College in London (his second visit to DC). The assembly was held in the Great Hall, which was used for the ending scene speech in the movie "Legally Blonde."

CANDLES Holocaust Museum

CANDLES Holocaust Museum

Mark screened the Third Wave documentary "Lesson Plan" with audience Q&A after, as well as visited with school groups at the CANDLES Museum earlier in the afternoon. Mark traveled to Poland with CANDLES in summer 2019.

University of Copenhagen

University of Copenhagen

On November 12, 2018, Mark was the guest of the World Life Center at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. After a public screening of the documentary "Lesson Plan" there was a Q&A session with Mark and the audience.

The Wave play, Tel Aviv, Israel

The Wave play, Tel Aviv, Israel

Mark attended the Wave play production by the Orna Porat Children's Theater held at the Tel Aviv Art Museum theater on June 23, 2018, and did a Q&A session with the audience of 400 thereafter. He also did media support for the show, including a live TV interview,...

Jerusalem Post profile 6/22/18

Jerusalem Post profile 6/22/18

Mark was interviewed in a Jerusalem Post profile article, "Swept along by The Wave," by Barry Davis, on June 22, 2018. Link: https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Swept-along-by-The-Wave-560621

Maariv Magazine cover pic!

Maariv Magazine cover pic!

While in Tel Aviv supporting the Wave play production by the Orna Porat Children's Theater, Mark was featured on the cover of Maariv Magazine on 21 June, 2018.

Gratz College PhD underway !

Gratz College PhD underway !

Mark Hancock was admitted into the Gratz College PhD program for Holocaust and Genocide Studies on May 30, 2018. It will take approximately 5 years to complete the program, the only program of its kind in the world. Link:...

Wings Cultural Society, Delhi

Wings Cultural Society, Delhi

On January 11, 2018, Mark had a very special visit with Tarique Hameed and the Wings Cultural Society team and cast in Delhi, India. Wings has put on their Wave play several times over the past few years, and a video of their production is here.

Rotary Club talk, Auburn WA

Rotary Club talk, Auburn WA

The Rotary Club of Auburn, Washington, invited Mark to speak about Leaders & Followers in the context of his Wave story experience, on December 6, 2017, with a Q&A session with members. Mark also spoke at the Mercer Island, WA, Rotary Club on 8/16/16. Both...

WSCSS Conference Workshop

WSCSS Conference Workshop

Mark and teacher Tamara Bunnell (The Northwest School) did a workshop session about The Wave for teachers at the fall conference of the Washington State Council for the Social Studies (WSCSS) on October 7, 2017. Mark also did a tabletop display of The Wave at the...

Third Wave play, Escondido, CA

Third Wave play, Escondido, CA

Mark attended the excellent Patio Playhouse production of The Third Wave play in Escondido, California, from April 5 - 9, 2017, including Q&A sessions with two student audiences on April 5, as well as with public audiences after four shows over April 7,8 and 9....

Third Wave 50th Anniversary !

Third Wave 50th Anniversary !

Mark joined teacher Ron Jones and fellow Third Wave students Phil Neel and Jo Ann Wood Gasaway at the Third Wave anniversary event at the Cubberley High School theater, on March 22, 2017. We screened our documentary film “Lesson Plan” to a sold-out audience of 300,...

The Wave Musical, Antwerp, Belgium

The Wave Musical, Antwerp, Belgium

Mark joined The Singing Factory in Antwerp, Belgium in November, 2016, for their outstanding performances of The Wave Musical. While there, he attended rehearsals and did a presentation for the cast, did a local school presentation, and also an evening public...

Huffington Post article quotes!

Huffington Post article quotes!

Mark was quoted in the Huffington Post article "Remembering The Wave" on 3/3/16, and both websites www.thewavehome.com and www.lessonplanmovie.com were linked !

Utopia Film Fest, Greenbelt MD

Utopia Film Fest, Greenbelt MD

The Wave documentary film called "Lesson Plan" was shown at the Utopia Film Festival in Greenbelt, MD on October 24, 2015. Mark supported the screening with an audience Q&A session afterward.

“La Ola” play in Madrid, Spain

“La Ola” play in Madrid, Spain

Mark attended and supported the play "La Ola" at the national theater in Madrid, Spain from February 18-24, 2015 (Centro Dramatico Nacional). Activities included attending several performances, a special panel discussion night with audience Q&A, and extensive...

Univ. of Victoria Holocaust Day

Univ. of Victoria Holocaust Day

University of Victoria in Canada held a Holocaust education day for local high schools on February 12, 2015. Mark screened the Wave documentary film "Lesson Plan" in the morning, followed by a Q&A discussion with professors and the students. The event was...

“The Wave” play in Cincinnati, OH

“The Wave” play in Cincinnati, OH

Mark attended the play "The Wave" by Logan (Jon) Kovach at the Cincinnati National Underground Railroad Freedom Center theater on November 13, 2014, and they held a Q&A session with the audience afterwards. Later that day Mark did a Wave presentation at the...

Leadership Institute of S. Puget Sound

Leadership Institute of S. Puget Sound

Mark presented his Wave talk Leaders & Followers to the Leadership Institute of South Puget Sound on May 8, 2013, followed by discussion with the students in the program. Mark is a 1999 graduate of the Institute.                Link:...

“Lesson Plan” at Har Zion Temple

“Lesson Plan” at Har Zion Temple

Original Wave teacher Ron Jones and students Philip Neel and Mark Hancock supported the screening of the Wave documentary "Lesson Plan" at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, PA on 10/21/12. A Q&A session with the audience of 500 attendees followed.

“Lesson Plan” at United Nations

“Lesson Plan” at United Nations

On May 8, 2012, Alyssa Reit and Mark Hancock screened the Wave documentary film "Lesson Plan" at the United Nations, at a luncheon held by the UN Interagency Framework Team for Preventive Action, and hosted by the UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery. The...

SOHO Int’l. Film Festival

SOHO Int’l. Film Festival

"Lesson Plan" was screened at the SOHO International Film Festival in New York City on 4/20/11. Alyssa Reit and Mark Hancock did Q&A with the audience afterward. We were honored that Todd Strasser (aka Morton Rhue), author of the 1981 book "The Wave," attended.

“Lesson Plan” documentary debut in San Francisco

“Lesson Plan” documentary debut in San Francisco

The Third Wave documentary film "Lesson Plan" had its San Francisco debut on 2/26/11, followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Philip Zimbardo (creator Stanford Prison Experiment), original Wave teacher Ron Jones, and Wave students Philip Neel and Mark Hancock.

“Lesson Plan” premiere 10/10/10

“Lesson Plan” premiere 10/10/10

The world premiere of the Third Wave documentary film called "Lesson Plan" was at the Mill Valley Film Festival on 10/10/10 (MVFF33). Executive Producer Philip Neel and Associate Producer Mark Hancock were both students in the original class. The film features...

California Film Institute talk

California Film Institute talk

Ron Jones and Mark presented the Wave documentary film "Lesson Plan" at the California Film Institute on April 19, 2010, to students in their "A Place in the World" program. Mark returned on May 1, 2013 for another Wave presentation to students at CFI, and has also...

“Die Welle” Sundance premiere

“Die Welle” Sundance premiere

Original Third Wave teacher Ron Jones and Wave students Philip Neel and Mark Hancock attended the world premiere of the German film "Die Welle" (The Wave) at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2008.