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4 November 1994 (Sweden) See more »
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Won Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Misogynist Documentary Branch? Oscar 2014
 (From Alt Film Guide. 21 January 2014, 4:20 PM, PST)

HBO, Polone team for 'American Family' movie
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Cast

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Susan Raymond ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Deanna Burney ... Herself

Directed by
Susan Raymond 
 
Produced by
Alan Raymond .... producer
Susan Raymond .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tom Verlaine 
 
Cinematography by
Alan Raymond 
 
Film Editing by
Alan Raymond 
 
Sound Department
David Dankins .... sound
Susan Raymond .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Emmanouilides .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Jim Finn .... negative cutter
Lawrence Mischel .... negative cutter
Sue Mischel .... negative cutter
 

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
you can't turn it off, if you read this, find it, watch it, 4 December 2001
Author: Ungoliants_Burning_Belly from Parts Unknown

This is to date, one of the most incredible documentaries or movies I have ever seen in my life. Told in raw, direct and masterfull fashion, the stories of the elementary school located in inner city Philly is put on the screen as a testament to these children.

I have never seen such hero's on the screen. The principal of the school must be one of the greatest and remarkable people on earth. The man teaching the first grade all male class is a true prophet and visionary of how we can escape the social problems of our day. He truly understands and with confidence administers more then his share of effort to heal our broken world.

Think I'm sensationalizing this movie? Find this movie, watch it, and if you don't agree with me, I will personally send you what you paid to rent/buy this movie. It gave me a grim sense of the condition we are in as human beings, however at the same time displayed the key of hope to our future in children. A masterpiece.

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