Race to Nowhere (2010)

Race to Nowhere
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 25mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Vicki Abeles Director n/a 2 2000001
Jessica Congdon Director n/a 2 2000002
Vicki Abeles Producer n/a 3 3000001
Maimone Attia Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jessica Congdon Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Sophia Constantinou Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Maimone Attia Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Jessica Congdon Editor n/a 172 7000001
Mark Adler Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Kira Lancaster Consultant n/a 120784 12000001
Sara Truebridge Consultant (Education Consultant) 120784 12000002
Steve Relova Other (Development Director) 120795 26000001
Synopsis
An exploration of the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their teachers in a system and culture obsessed with the illusion of achievement, competition and the pressure to perform. Included are the emotional stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren't developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what's best for their kids. The increase of cheating in this climate is also examined, as is the increase of disengaged students who suffer from stress-related illnesses, depression, and burnout, resulting in young people who arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.