Race to Nowhere: A special screening to be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 6:30pm – 8:45pm at Quest Academy. This event will be hosted for the general public. A discussion group will follow the screening. Quest Academy is a private K-8 school for gifted children. It is located in Palatine, IL. To order tickets for the Race to Nowhere screening visit Quest Academy’s Event page.
Race to Nowhere Documentary Film Synopsis:
What is Race to Nowhere? It is a documentary film that offers a scathing, and personal look at our public education system in America. The film’s length is 85 minutes and it is rated PG13.
The director and producer, Vicki Abeles, is a concerned mother who became a documentary filmmaker after her daughter became depressed from school pressures. In Race to Nowhere Abeles aims her camera at the high-stakes, high-pressure culture that has invaded our schools and our children’s lives.
Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools. The movie shows how cheating has become commonplace. Race to Nowhere shows students that are disengaged. The movie reveals stress-related illnesses and depression are rampant. The film also shows how many young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.
Race to Nowhere is a call to action for families, educators, and policy makers. Race to Nowhere will challenge popular assumptions educators share on how to best prepare students. The film interrogates our education system and its inability to create healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens. What makes this Race to Nowhere screening at Quest Academy special? The Race to Nowhere film cannot be viewed any other way. Although Abeles has been approached to market Race to Nowhere in commercial theaters, she has refused.
Location : Quest Academy, 500 North Benton Street, Palatine IL 60067
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org or 925.310.4242
Following the movie (which lasts 90 minutes), Quest Academy will host a 45-minute panel discussion with local education and mental health professionals.
Are you Interested in Setting up a Race to Nowhere Screening?
The film Race to Nowhere can be shown through a special screening at your school.
To get Race to Nowhere, just visit the website to purchase the Educational Tool Kit and DVD. This is available to educators, schools, librarians and institutions. The Race to Nowhere Kit includes the film, additional bonus footage, and a 240 page resource guide. You are also given the right to exhibit the film at your school or institution.
Use Race to Nowhere as an informative film for a teacher institute day, a PTA meeting, a classroom screening, and for check out at your local library. Does your school have parents attending who are not fluent in English? Race to Nowhere is also available with Spanish and Mandarin subtitles.
Visit the Race to Nowhere website for more information: www.racetonowhere.com