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1 hr. 21 min.

Plot Summary
This documentary, directed by Madeleine Sackler, shows the tough choices that face inner-city parents regarding their children's education. With public schools, especially in poor areas, often failing to effectively educate children, many parents have turned to charter schools. The film examines the issue and chronicles the journey of four families from Harlem and the Bronx in New York City attempting to overcome the long odds and gain entrance for their children in a successful charter school.

Cast: Joel Klein , Susan Taylor , Cory Booker , Geoffrey Canada , Eva Moskowitz , Dacia Toll ,

Director: Madeleine Sackler

Genres: Docudrama

The Lottery (2010)

Release Date: May 7th, 2010|1 hr. 21 min.

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critic reviews (9)
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  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The documentary shows the stranglehold that the teachers union has on politicians, particularly Democratic politicians. The arrogance and ignorance of some of these politicians is galling. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Every parent in New York should see this movie and then ask why, when solutions exist, our woefully broken school system has yet to be fixed. show more

  • 80
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    With fierce arguments, often drawn on partisan lines, raging across the country, The Lottery will be of vital interest to anyone interested in the topic, especially the parents of young children. show more

  • October 26, 2010 moonlovr26
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    THis is a fantastic documentary. I highly recommend it.

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