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Free of Eden (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  21 February 1999 (USA)
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A black girl seeks a tutor, hoping a good education will help her escape from poor housing projects.

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A black girl seeks a tutor, hoping a good education will help her escape from poor housing projects.

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A mind can be a wonderful investment.
23 October 2000 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Free of Eden" is the story of one young African-American woman's determined escape from the ghetto through enlightenment and education. Although the film gets sidetracked periodically, it never derails and stays focused on the principals, Sidney Poitier's character, the teacher; his real life daughter Sydney's character, the pupil; and their inspiring and heartwarming story. A movie with a message and time well spent.


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