Spotlight Film Awards

January 11, 2020

One Child Left Behind
 by Jodi Gomes - USA - 89 min.

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In 2009, 1,176 Atlanta teachers were investigated for test cheating; 35 were indicted, 12 went to trial and 11 were found guilty on RICO charges, which are typically reserved for the mafia and drug lords. The guilty, serving 30-year sentences, finally break their silence in this tell-all, controversial film that takes a closer look at the legislation called No Child Left Behind, the politics behind it, and a race and power struggle that spawned one of the most complex scandals in American history.

Directed by Emmy Nominated Producer Jodi Gomes, the harrowing documentary film, One Child Left Behind: The Untold Atlanta Cheating Scandal brings the accused, whistleblowers, cheaters, and innocent together on film for the first time to tell the real story. The US Education debate takes a front seat in this harrowing, investigative film that will leave many wondering how our education system could be so blind.


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Join us Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Synchronicity Theatre for the Spotlight Film Awards, a showcase of the very best independent films of 2019.


A Story of Courage
by Ariana Feiner - USA - 6 min.

Ariana Feiner shares her story with her rare metabolic condition, Hypoparathyroidism. She spreads her message of hope through her work with her children’s book for kids with chronic health conditions, Ariana Rose: A Story of Courage. Ariana exemplifies that it is not our obstacles that define us; it's the way we face them.


Screens Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 4:15 PM

November 7 - 9, 2019 at Synchronicity Theatre

Screens Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 4:15 PM

One Child Left Behind: The Untold Atlanta Cheating Scandal