I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School

I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School

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I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School

Noted documentarians Alan and Susan Raymond spent one year at Stanton Elementary School in urban Philadelphia creating a surprising document of lost dreams and hopes in their 1993 film I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School. Exclusively African-American and mostly filled with children from impoverished homes, the school's staff and administration have spent much time trying to create a solid place of learning and hope for its children. A new opportunity is presented when dynamic Caucasian principal Deanna Burney takes over the school and sets about changing the atmosphere of the school. Over the course of the year, though, Burney's efforts are not enough to offset the greater community's malcontent and pervasive lawlessness, forcing the idealistic principal to make some difficult choices about her position in the school district. I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School was one of the most awarded documentary films in 1993, with an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and an Emmy award for Outstanding Information Special among its numerous citations.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/22/2005
UPC: 0767685969731
Original Release: 1993
Rating: NR
Source: New Video Group
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 87,195

Special Features

Commentary featuring the filmmakers and principal Deanna Burney; Filmmaker biographies; Interactive menus; Scene selection

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Positive Reinforcement [7:32]
2. Behavior at a Price [6:03]
3. Team Response [9:26]
4. Police Presence [5:59]
5. Early Arrivals [6:47]
6. Experimental Classroom [6:37]
7. An Alley Cat [6:08]
8. Disruptive Conduct [12:21]
9. Attention Getter [9:29]
10. Raising Questions [6:00]
11. Willing to Learn [11:22]
12. Credits [:50]

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I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
sharell More than 1 year ago
my lil brother was in it andrei anderson