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A Touch of Greatness
54-minutes
In an era when Dick, Jane and discipline ruled America's schools, Albert Cullum allowed Shakespeare, Sophocles, and Shaw to reign in his fifth grade classroom An inspiring, joyous film about a brilliant unorthodox teacher and the students he influenced.
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A Touch of Greatness

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54 minutes

A Touch of Greatness

Top-rated film at the 2005 RMWFF
In an era when Dick, Jane, and discipline ruled America’s schools, Albert Cullum allowed Shakespeare, Sophocles, and Shaw to reign in his fifth grade public school classroom. Through the use of poetry, drama and imaginative play, Cullum championed an unorthodox educational philosophy that spoke directly to his students’ needs. Weaving stunning black and white footage and rare archival television broadcasts together with interviews of Cullum and his former students, this is a portrait of a maverick teacher who transformed a generation of young people by enabling them to discover their own inner greatness.

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