Flintown Kids (2004)

Flintown Kids
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 20mins.
Genres Sports, Documentary, Urban
Keywords basketball, poverty
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Mateen Cleaves Actor Himself 1 1000001
Morris Peterson Actor Himself 1 1000002
Cory Hightower Actor Himself 1 1000003
LeBron James Actor Himself 1 1000004
Jason Richardson Actor Himself 1 1000005
Glen Rice Actor Himself 1 1000006
Tracy McGrady Actor Himself 1 1000007
Omar McGee Director n/a 2 2000001
Jesse Felsot Producer n/a 3 3000001
Mark Heidelberger Producer n/a 3 3000002
Omar McGee Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Synopsis
Examines the hardships, sufferings, mishaps and sacrifices made in order to persist in one of the poorest urban areas in the United States: Flint, Michigan. The documentary highlights the frightening education system in Flint where schools are designed to produce basketball players only. On the other hand, students who are non basketball players are left with mediocre excuses for classrooms while adjusting to the lack of libraries needed to empower young minds. The film also takes a very close look at children who bare the armor of strength in trying to escape Flint, which has been successful in producing a legacy of basketball players ranging from playground hopefuls to the pros.
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