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Documentary Screening: BACKPACK FULL OF CASH
Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Eliot Annual Fund, Eliot Arts Magnet Academy
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Eliot Arts Annual Fund will be screening the award winning documentary film BACKPACK FULL OF CASH at the historic Eliot Arts Magnet Academy auditorium in Altadena. The film has Spanish subtitles. The screening is part of the new film and speaker series called Eliot Talks. BACKPACK FULL OF CASH, narrated by Academy award-winning actor and activist Matt Damon, is now serving as a primer for voters, especially those affected by education privatization. Through the eyes of principals, teachers, activists, parents and most hearteningly, students, BACKPACK debunks myths about privately-run charter and voucher schools and explores the evolving fight over public education, a cornerstone of American democracy. Interest from Latinx audiences - a prime target for charter advocates - prompted filmmakers to launch a Spanish-language rollout of the film with Spanish subtitles and screening resources, funded with a grant from The Schott Foundation for Public Education. Sarah Mondale, Director and Co-producer of BACKPACK, directed and co-produced the award-winning, four-part PBS series SCHOOL: The Story of American Public Education narrated by Meryl Streep. Tickets are $10 at the door.