Over 40 percent of India’s children drop out of school before finishing 8th grade, despite a recent law designed to provide free and compulsory elementary education for all.
Most students who quit school are from the lowest rungs of Indian society. A new Human Rights Watch report, “They Say We’re Dirty,” shows that discrimination by teachers and school officials fail to provide a welcoming and child-friendly school environment for these children.
Filmmaker Dan Edge knew he had to make a documentary about solitary confinement after the head of Colorado’s prison system was murdered. Edge had gotten to know Tom Clements while working on a film about veterans struggling with PTSD, some of whom…
I want to watch this but I’m afraid I won’t be able to make it all the way through. There is no erasure for soul-scars.
We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.