The Lottery (2010)

Lottery
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 21mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Madeleine Sackler Director n/a 2 2000001
Madeleine Sackler Producer n/a 3 3000001
James Lawler Producer n/a 3 3000002
Blake Ashman Producer n/a 3 3000003
Wolfgang Held Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Madeleine Sackler Editor n/a 172 7000001
Tunde Adebimpe Music n/a 120781 8000001
Gerard Smith Music n/a 120781 8000002
Synopsis
A feature-length documentary that explores the struggles and dreams of four families from Harlem and the Bronx in the months leading up to the lottery for Harlem Success Academy, one of the most successful schools in New York. The four families cast their lots in a high-stakes draw, where only a small minority of children emerges with a chance at a better future. The vast majority of hopefuls will be turned away. Delving into the ferocious debate surrounding the education reform movement, interviewing politicians and educators, it explains not only the crisis in public education, but also why it is fixable. The family's stories are interlaced with the emotional and highly politicized battle over the future of American education.