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Lottery
DVD 
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In a country where 58% of African American 4th graders are functionally illiterate, the Lottery is a critically acclaimed documentary that uncovers the failures of the traditional public school system and reveals that hundreds of thousands of parents attempt to flee the system every year. The Lottery follows four of these families from Harlem and the Bronx who have entered their children in a charter school lottery. Out of thousands of hopefuls, only a small minority will win the chance of a better future. Directed by Madeleine Sackler and shot by award-winning cinematographer Wolfgang Held, the Lottery 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.

Title: Lottery
Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
Starring: Betsy Gotbaum, Candice Fryer, Cory Booker, Geoffrey Canada, Meredith Gotlin
Director: Madeleine Sackler
Studio: Great Curve Films
Attributes: Widescreen
Release Date: 10/5/2010
Original Year: 2010
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 037117024438
Item #: BGL024438

Closed Caption: No
Street Date: 10/5/2010
Run Time: 80 minutes

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