Best Kept Secret (2013)

Best Kept Secret
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 25mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords education, high school, student, teacher
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Samantha Buck Director n/a 2 2000001
Danielle DiGiacomo Producer n/a 3 3000001
Scott Mosier Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Daniella Kahane Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Mark Nordlicht Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Paul Bernon Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Sean Curran Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Zeke Farrow Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Zeke Farrow Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Nara Garber Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Francisco Bello Editor n/a 172 7000001
Synopsis
JFK High School, located in the midst of a run-down area in Newark, New Jersey, is a public school for all types of students with special education needs, ranging from those on the autism spectrum to those with multiple disabilities. Janet Mino has taught her class of young men with autism for four years. When they all graduate in the spring of 2012, they will leave the security of the public school system forever. Here, we follow Ms. Mino and her students over the year and a half before graduation. The clock is ticking to find them a place in the adult world -- a job or rare placement in a recreational center -- so they do not end up where their predecessors have, sitting at home, institutionalized, or on the streets.