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Race to Nowhere

September 8, 2010

This trailer is fantastic. It could have been filmed at my school (and possibly yours).

It turns out there’s a screening Oct 21 near my school, and the director is doing a Q&A. Can we get the director to come to my school to do a screening and Q&A, too? Pwetty pwease? Assistant principal says maybe, and director’s scheduler says maybe too. This might get interesting.

I’m showing it to some students who sort of oversee assemblies tomorrow morning.

And major ht to Frank Noschese for catching the terrible physics at second 33 in the trailer. Sigh.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 8, 2010 1:43 am

    So. Jealous.

    Let us know how it goes if/when it happens!

  2. September 9, 2010 5:47 am

    Showing this video to the campus group was really interesting. There was silence for a little while, while I think the kids tried to figure out how their life story got on film. Pretty quickly we got into some great conversation, but I sensed they were holding back a bit thinking—”what can we really do about this?” And “isn’t this just going to depress people more?” We’re going to pick the topic up again next week.

  3. September 10, 2010 1:53 am

    So I feel a movement building. It’s 7K to bring the director to campus for two screenings (one in morning for kids and faculty, one in the evening for parents and community). I’m ready to start a bake sale to make this happen.

  4. September 21, 2010 2:39 am

    Taking 5 faculty to screen this movie on Thursday in Athens. Lots of buzz around campus about the preview. Hoping it will be enough to make things happen for holding a screening on Oct 22.

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