Something Within Me (1993)
55min · Documentary · 8 September 1993
Winner of the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, Filmmakers Trophy, Special Jury Prize. The teachers and principal of St. Augustine's school, located in the poorest section of the South Bronx, decide to commit to an arts curriculum where the arts, and especially music, are treated with the importance of any other academic subject. In the ensuing six years, enrollment triples, and reading and math scores improve dramatically. Told through interviews with students, teachers, and parents - with footage of the classroom, rehearsal, and performance.
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