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2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
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Saturday, October 25 • 7:00pm - 8:45pm
The Texas Promise

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(USA) RT: 88 Mins

Director: Vanessa Roth (In Attendance)

When Texas cut $5.4 billion from public schools, affecting 5 million students, Texans protested and districts sued the state and won. The Texas Promise is the gripping story of equity, politics, money, and our children as Texas and the nation make historic decisions about opportunity, the economy, and our democracy.

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Vanessa Roth

director Aging Out, Close To Home, The Untouchables, American Teacher
Twitter: @thetexaspromise | Producer/Director, Vanessa Roth has written, produced and directed award-winning non-fiction films and headed up social issue reform efforts through storytelling for nearly 20 years. Roth’s work has earned her dozens of honors including an Academy Award, two Sundance Special Jury Prizes, Cine Golden Eagles, Casey Medals, a Dupont-Columbia Award which is the broadcast equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, and most... Read More →

Saturday October 25, 2014 7:00pm - 8:45pm
IMAX Theatre