Pat Conroy, an ambitious, slightly rebellious, idealistic teacher, accepts Bennington county SC's school board superintendent's offer to teach the all-black kids of the pauper fishery ...
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Pat Conroy, an ambitious, slightly rebellious, idealistic teacher, accepts Bennington county SC's school board superintendent's offer to teach the all-black kids of the pauper fishery community on Yamacraw Island. Staffless 'head' mistress Brown incarnates stupidity and blind rule obedience, her didactic skills consisting in scolding and spanking her students. Pat moves heaven and earth to motivate and educate, but after finally getting through to pupils and parents, is refused contract renewal by the arch-conservative authorities.Written by
Very good story, but narrator annoying. Worth seeing.
Basically, this movie was great. The characters were good, the plot, the message, etc. However, I would seriously advise against using a narrator like that again. Having to hear "and she pursed her lips and smiled" while the character did just that was not adding to the movie. I would see the movie for the really interesting and nice story and try to tune out the narrator. And, a little more about the movie: It is based off a book that I have not read, but after seeing this I may It is about a school teacher who begins to teach at a small school on an island on the East coast, with primarily black children. It is set in the 60s or 70s, and the school isn't very good. The children don't really know much about reading and writing, and when he comes they are hard pressed to even name the country they live in. His methods are much different then those being used, and annoy the principal of the not more than 10 children school. It is about Conroy (the teacher) trying to improve the kid's education and how they look at the world.
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