The Lottery Trailer (2010)

Trailer for the documentary The Lottery, which screened at the 2010 Florida Film Festival.

In a country where 58% of African American 4th graders are functionally illiterate, The Lottery uncovers the failures of the traditional public school system and reveals that hundreds of thousands of parents attempt to flee the system every year. The Lottery follows four of these families from Harlem and the Bronx who have entered their children in a charter school lottery. Out of thousands of hopefuls, only a small minority will win the chance of a better future.

Uncovering a ferocious debate surrounding the education reform movement, interviews with politicians and educators explain not only the crisis in public education, but also why it is fixable. A call to action to avert a catastrophe in the education of American children, The Lottery makes the case that any child can succeed.

Duration
1 min 49 sec

Views
15,536

Posted On
March 30, 2010
Director
Madeleine Sackler

Writer
Unknown or Not Available

Studio
Independent

Release
June 8, 2010
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
Trailer Tracks
No Music Available
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