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The lottery [videorecording] / Great Curve Films presents ; produced by Blake Asman-Kipervaser, James Lawler, Madeleine Sackler ; directed by Madeleine Sackler.

Sackler, Madeleine. (Director). Canada, Geoffrey. (Added Author). Booker, Cory. (Added Author). Fryer, Candice. (Added Author). Gotbaum, Betsy. (Added Author). Gotlin, Meredith. (Added Author). Klein, Joel I., 1946- (Added Author). Lawler, James R. (Added Author). Ashman, Blake. (Producer). Great Curve Films (Firm) (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Wilmington, DE] : Great Curve Films, c2010.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Special features: Tribeca Film Festival Q&A panel; deleted scenes; press; interviews.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Wolfgang Held; music, Tunde Adebimpe, Gerard Smith; editor, Madeleine Sackler.
Participant or Performer Note:
Participants: Geoffrey Canada, Cory Booker, Candice Fryer, Betsy Gotbaum, Meredith Gotlin, Joel Klein, Jim Manley, Eva Moskowitz, Jessica Reid, Susan Taylor, Dacia Toll, Paul Tough.
Summary, etc.:
Focuses on the charter school experience for African American families. In a country where 58% of African American 4th graders are functionally illiterate, The Lottery uncovers the failures of the traditional public school system and reveals that hundreds of thousands of parents attempt to flee the system every year. Follows four of these families from Harlem and the Bronx who have entered their children in a charter school lottery to attend the Harlem Success Academy, a public charter school founded by Eva Moskowitz, a former New York City councilwoman. Out of thousands of hopefuls, only a small minority will win the chance of a better future. Uncovers a ferocious debate surrounding the education reform movement. Interviews with politicians and educators explain not only the crisis in public education, but also why it is fixable. A call to action to avert a catastrophe in the education of American children, The Lottery makes the case that any child can succeed.
System Details Note:
DVD; aspect ratio: 1.78:1; stereo. sound.
Subject: Charter schools > United States.
Charter schools > New York (State) > New York.
Educational change > United States.
African American children > Education > Case studies.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.

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