now playing Freedom School

producer & director

AMITANSHU DAS

 

executive producer

ANDREW PORTER

 

producer

DOUG LYNCH

 

producer

DIANA SLAUGHTER-DEFOE

 

associate producer

AARON WALTERS

 

assistant producer

Kristin Searle

 

camera

AMITANSHU DAS

 

editor

AARON WALTERS

 

About this Film

2011 Telly Award Winner!

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Broadcast on WHYY PBS Philadelphia on February 17, 2010 (and other dates)

"Freedom School" profiles the Children's Defense Fund Freedom School – a summer reading and writing program for children in West Philadelphia. Freedom School is about a team of young educators trying to instill a love of reading and self-respect in middle-school kids growing in one of the most violent neighborhoods in the country. Freedom School was produced with the support of the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships and the Children’s Defense Fund.