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The Lottery documentar

By mtm25653
Written June 09, 2010
The documentary The Lottery is about 4 families in Harlem who are trying to get their kids into a successful charter school. The movie starts with some devastating facts: the average African-American or Latin...o 12th grader has the skills of the average white 8th grader. 58% of African-American 4th graders are functionally illiterate. The four families, all living in Harlem, desperately hoping their children can attend one of the Harlem Children's Zone charter schools: - a married couple with 2 young sons, dad a bus driver, mom studying to be a teacher - a college-educated mom raising her son alone while her husband is in prison - an older man, an immigrant from West Africa, raising his son alone while his wife waits 4 years to get a visa to immigrate legally from Ivory Coast - a deaf woman, raising her daughter alone in an almost bare apartment One is selected in the lottery, one gets in from the waiting list before school starts. It is heartbreaking.
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Five Word Review

By Vijayd
Written June 09, 2010
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