Race to Nowhere (2010)

Race to Nowhere




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A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the culture of hollow achievement and pressure to perform that has invaded America's schools. It is destroying our children's love of learning and feeding an epidemic of unprepared, disengaged, and unhealthy students. This remarkable new film shines a light on the price our kids pay for this "race to nowhere." Cheating is commonplace, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and ironically, young people arrive at college … More

Rating: PG-13 (for thematic material involving stress on adolescents)
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Maimone Attia
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 18, 2011
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

Like the makers of the excellent high-school-based MTV reality series, "If You Really Knew Me," Ms. Abeles believes that benevolent intervention is an adult's most powerful tool.

Full Review… | September 10, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

A dire warning and solid piece of advocacy journalism, complete with an action checklist at film's end.

Full Review… | September 9, 2010
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Abeles sheds little new light on why few parents, teachers, politicians or administrators seem willing to get off the bus.

Full Review… | September 9, 2010
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 10, 2010
Top Critic

Compelling docu looks at academic pressures faced by teens.

Full Review… | January 11, 2011
Common Sense Media

"Required viewing."

Full Review… | September 14, 2010
Moving Pictures Magazine

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