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I am a promise [videorecording] : the children of Stanton Elementary School / Video Verité presents a film by Alan Raymond and Susan Raymond ; produced by Alan Raymond and Susan Raymond ; directed and reported by Susan Raymond
Alternate Title Children of Stanton Elementary School [videorecording]
[New York] : DocuRama : Distributed by New Video, c2005
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  LC5133.P5 I36 2005    AVAILABLE
Subject M. Hall Stanton Public School (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Subject(s) School children -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Elementary school principals -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Urban schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Documentary films
Physical Description 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo
Note Originally produced in 1993
Performer/Participant Interviews with Deanna Burney and the families and children of the Stanton Elementary School
Credits Director of photography, Alan Raymond ; editor, Alan Raymond
Note MPAA rating: Not rated
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
Alternate Author Raymond, Alan
Raymond, Susan
Burney, Deanna
Video Verité (Firm)
Docurama (Firm)
New Video Group

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