How do you account for tragedy? One paper clip at a time. Back in 1998, a group of students from Tennessee's Whitehall Middle School were studying the holocaust. As a way of coming to grips with the enormity of the loss of life, they decided to collect one paper clip per death. The paper clip was a sign of the resistance during the war and the kids now had to collect over 6 million paper clips. This absorbing documentary follows the path the children took for their school project that left a lasting impact on them, their families and their entire community.