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The Resource The lottery, Great Curve Films presents ; produced by Blake Asman-Kipervaser, James Lawler, Madeleine Sackler ; directed by Madeleine Sackler, (videorecording DVD)

The lottery, Great Curve Films presents ; produced by Blake Asman-Kipervaser, James Lawler, Madeleine Sackler ; directed by Madeleine Sackler, (videorecording DVD)

Label
The lottery
Title
The lottery
Statement of responsibility
Great Curve Films presents ; produced by Blake Asman-Kipervaser, James Lawler, Madeleine Sackler ; directed by Madeleine Sackler
Contributor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
JAI
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Wolfgang Held; music, Tunde Adebimpe, Gerard Smith; editor, Madeleine Sackler
Dewey number
371.1/0973
PerformerNote
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
Runtime
80
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The lottery, Great Curve Films presents ; produced by Blake Asman-Kipervaser, James Lawler, Madeleine Sackler ; directed by Madeleine Sackler, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a documentary film
  • Special features: Tribeca Film Festival Q&A panel; deleted scenes; press; interviews
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (80 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037117024438
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn660027459
  • (OCoLC)660027459
System details
DVD; aspect ratio: 1.78:1; stereo. sound
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The lottery, Great Curve Films presents ; produced by Blake Asman-Kipervaser, James Lawler, Madeleine Sackler ; directed by Madeleine Sackler, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a documentary film
  • Special features: Tribeca Film Festival Q&A panel; deleted scenes; press; interviews
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (80 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037117024438
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn660027459
  • (OCoLC)660027459
System details
DVD; aspect ratio: 1.78:1; stereo. sound
Video recording format
DVD

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