Release Date: April 28th, 2006
DVD Release Date: August 29th, 2006
PG|1 hr 52 min
Akeelah, an 11-year-old girl living in South Los Angeles, discovers she has a talent for spelling, which she hopes will take her to the National Spelling Bee. Despite her mother's objections, Akeelah doesn't give up on her goal. She finds help in the form of a mysterious teacher, and along with overwhelming support from her community, Akeelah might just have what it takes to make her dream come true.
Director: Doug Atchison
Genres: Family, Drama
Production Co: Spelling Bee Productions Inc., 2929 Productions, Cinema Gypsy Productions, Lionsgate Films, Out of the Blue... Entertainment
Distributors: Lionsgate Films