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What's it called? I am a promise [videorecording] : the children of Stanton Elementary School / Video Verité presents a film by Alan Raymond and Susan Raymond ; produced by Alan Raymond and Susan Raymond ; directed and reported by Susan Raymond.
Who published it? [New York] : DocuRama : Distributed by New Video, [2005]
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  372.97 I  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Special stuff to know! DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
Performers! Interviews with Deanna Burney and the families and children of the Stanton Elementary School.
Credits Director of photography, Alan Raymond ; editor, Alan Raymond.
Helpful notes! Videodisc release of the 1993 documentary.
Awards! Academy Award for best documentary, 1993.
What's it about? Paints an unflinching portrait of the children of Stanton Elementary School in North Philadelphia, an inner-city neighborhood where 90% of the students live below the poverty line. As seen through the devoted and determined viewpoint of principal Deanna Burney, the film shows Stanton as underfunded, understaffed, and filled with children struggling to overcome their difficulties. But for these at-risk kids, the only hope for their future survives in the success of their education.
Helpful subjects! M. Hall Stanton Public School (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Education, Elementary -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Urban schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Public schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Poor children -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
School children -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Elementary school principals -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
It's a special thing! Documentary films.
DVD-Video discs.
More people who helped! Raymond, Alan.
Raymond, Susan.
Burney, Deanna.
Video Verité (Firm)
Special numbers! 0767077660
Special numbers! NVG-9697 DocuRama
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