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Title I am a promise [(DVD) videorecording] : the children of Stanton Elementary School / Video Verite presents a film by Alan Raymond and Susan Raymond ; produced by Alan Raymond and Susan Raymond ; directed and reported by Susan Raymond.

Publication Info. [United States] : DocuRama, [2005]
New York, NY : Distributed by New Video.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Nonfiction  371.009173 I    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
Performer Interviews with Deanna Burney and the families and children of the Stanton Elementary School.
Credits Director of photography, Alan Raymond ; editor, Alan Raymond.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Note Originally released in 1993.
"Filmed over a one-year period of time."--Prologue.
Special features: audio commentary, filmmakers' biographies, film trailers.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Summary Paints a poignantly captivating, unflinching, and relevant 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 devoted and determined viewpoint of principal Deanna Burney, this shows Stanton as grossly underfunded, understaffed, and filled with children struggling to overcome their difficulties. However, for these at-risk kids growing up outside the American dream, the only hope for their future survives in the success of their education.
Awards Academy Award, 1993: Best documentary feature.
Subject School children -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Videodiscs.
Elementary school principals -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Videodiscs.
DVDs.
Local Subject ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS, 1993.
Genre Documentary films Videodiscs.
Made-for-TV movies Videodiscs.
Added Author Raymond, Susan.
Burney, Deanna.
Raymond, Alan.
Docurama (Firm)
New Video Group.
Added Title Children of Stanton Elementary School
ISBN 0767077660
Standard No. 767685969731
Music No. NVG-9697 DocuRama
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