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My Name Is Pedro

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Catalogue Number:  PR4841
Producer:  Passion River Films
Subject:  Citizenship Education, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Guidance, Social Sciences, Special Education
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2017
Running Time:  99:00


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My Name Is Pedro​ is an essential and timely reminder of the importance of great educators that exist within the infrastructure of the public education system. This award-winning film explores the seemingly impossible journey of South Bronx Latino educator and maverick, Pedro Santana, a former "special ed" student, whose mantra is - every kid can learn despite their circumstances. A New York Times profile of his "Out Of The Box" teaching techniques, thrusts him into the spotlight, which creates great opportunities for change but also has its downside - public school politics which, despite the cries of students and parents alike, threaten to take him down. A documentary with unpredictable twists and turns, LaSalle harnesses a compelling message of optimism, hope and tragedy.

WINNER: Award of Merit – IMAPCT DOCS

WINNER: Audience Award – Brooklyn Film Festival

WINNER: Best Documentary – Golden Door International Film Festival



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