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I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School

Original title
I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School
Running time
90 min.
United States United States
Tom Verlaine
Alan Raymond
Synopsis / Plot
I AM A PROMISE paints an unflinching verité portrait of the children of Stanton Elementary School in North Philadelphia, an inner-city neighborhood where 90% of the students live below the poverty line. As seen through the viewpoint of devoted principal Deanna Burney, the film shows Stanton as underfunded, understaffed, and filled with children struggling to overcome their difficulties. For these at-risk kids, the only hope for their future survives only in the success of their education.
1993: Oscar: Best Documentary
1993: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director / Documentary
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