Elementary Genocide Part 1: The School to Prison Pipeline

PRESENTED BY: Everett Meaningful Movies
6:30 PM, Saturday, April 13, 2019 PST
Location: Everett (click for map)

This film addresses the social, cultural, political and personal ramifications of how the federal government allots money to each state, to build prisons based on the failure rate of 4th and 5th graders. In America, where half of the 4th grade is reading below grade level and more African-American males are in jail than are in college, “Elementary Genocide: The School to Prison Pipeline” serves as a striking reminder of a flawed system in need of repair.

The film consists of candid interviews and voice-over narration culled from original interviews from professors, teachers, best selling authors, children, parents, celebrities, etc. A few notable appearances are made by Dr. Umar Johnson, Dr. Boyce Watkins, Supreme Understanding, Dr. Torrence Stephens, Tracey Syphax, Killer Mike, Kadidra Stewart, Edward M. Garnes Jr., Okorie Johnson and Sistah Iminah.

This is the 1st in a series of 3 films produced by award winning journalist/filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz that the Everett and Sno-King Meaningful Movies groups are screening during the months of April, May and June.

Our film events are free, but donations are gratefully accepted to cover the costs of the event.

Release Year: 2014

Running Time: 60 mins

Director: Rahiem Shabazz

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