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Film: Spotlight On 'Race To Nowhere' By Vicki Abeles (VIDEOS)

First Posted: 09/03/10 12:33 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:30 PM ET

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WHO: Filmmaker Vicki Abeles

WHAT: 'Race To Nowhere'

WHEN: September 10th at the IFC CENTER, New York and LAEMMLE'S SUNSET 5, Los Angeles. National theatrical will follow shortly after.

WHERE: IFC Center (New York), Laemmle Sunset 5 (Los Angeles)

WHY: The education system in the US has gone under some much needed scrutiny lately. Filmmaker Vicki Abeles takes a new approach in her film 'Race To Nowhere' which reveals an disproportionate amount of stress being placed on students in school to outperform their predecessors and contemporaries constantly. Her question is... for what? And what is being stripped from their childhood as a result?

RACE TO NOWHERE is a call to families, educators, experts and policy makers to examine current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become the healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens in the 21st century.

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