inclusion documentary continues in LA
Mon, 5 Nov 2001 16:39:18 -0800 (PST)
For people in Los Angeles, GOING TO SCHOOL, my documentary about
empowering children with disabilities & their parents in Los Angeles
schools will continue to screen at the Culver Hotel, 9400 Culver Blvd.
in Culver City (at the intersection of Culver & Washington Boulevards)
on Wednesdays, November 7 & 14 at 7:30pm.
GOING TO SCHOOL presents a verite look at experiences of the first
student with significant needs to be included at El Sereno Middle
School, and explores gains made by the Los Angeles Unified School
District toward compliance with civil rights laws that guarantee a
meaningful education for all children.
Admission is free. Donations ($2-$5 & up) are accepted to support
distribution. Reservations call (310) 395-3549. The Scarlet Restaurant
located in the Culver Hotel will be open until 7:30.
Viewer Comments of the week:
“Going to School” is an eye opening documentary which allows the viewer
to experience the special education experience from a consumer’s
perspective. This film presents the human story behind the move towards
inclusion in our schools. I highly recommend “Going to School” to
anyone interested in improving the educational experience for all
children. --Wendy Parise, Special Education Instructor, Santa Monica
"Going to School" is a successful and powerful documentary. It balances
its important message with lucidity, humor and deeply felt emotions. It
was a great joy to see this beautiful piece that champions humanity.
-- Robin Palanker, Artist