- Race To Nowhere - March 2, 2011
03.02.2011 - 03.02.2011
The Palace Danbury -
The Housatonic Valley Waldorf School and
Apple Blossom School and Family Center,
RACE TO NOWHERE
Wednesday March 2, 2011. 7pm
(snow date of March 4)
Tickets are $15.00 advance
and will be $20 at the door.
A discussion led by the director, Vicki Abeles, will follow the 7pm film.
A concerned mother turned filmmaker aimed her camera at the high-stakes, high-pressure culture that has invaded schools across the country and our children's lives, creating unhealthy, disengaged, unprepared and stressed-out youth.
Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people in all types of communities who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students are not developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what's best for their kids, RACE TO NOWHERE points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace, students are disengaged, stress-related illness and depression are rampant; and many young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.
In a grassroots sensation already feeding a groundswell for change, hundreds of theaters, schools and organizations are hosting community screenings during a six-month campaign to screen the film nationwide. Vicki Abeles, first-time filmmaker, was inspired to make RACE TO NOWHERE out of concern for her children.
A mother of three and former Wall Street attorney, Abeles awakened to this crisis as her 12-year old daughter was being treated for stress-related illness. She saw personally how the pressures were overwhelming not only her own children, but students everywhere.
Vicki Abeles says, "As a mother, I experienced the stress firsthand and realized that no one was talking about it. I felt compelled to speak out about this crisis by making a film and giving voice to the students, teachers, and parents. I wanted to expose a deeper truth about our education system. We are graduating a generation of robo-students, unable to think and work independently, creatively and collaboratively."
Watch trailer here
The Palace Danbury
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