Film: 5260

Education | 1960 | Sound | B/W

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Synopsis:

Educational difficulties of inner city children in New York, U.S.A. Zoom into slum school. African american Black teenagers and young children trying to read and learning simple multiplication and receiving remedial language lessons. Interviews with black youths. Children in Harlem playing and fighting in the streets, children looking after each other in place of unavailable parents. Shots of middle class white children and middle class white story books crosscut with images of slums, poverty, limited opportunity. Behavioural problems. Discussion of topic by school principal and sociologists. Child environment and education, racial issues as well as poverty. Reasons for crime.


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