In 2009, an unprecedented 1,176 Atlanta teachers were investigated for test cheating; 85 were indicted, 12 went to trial and found guilty on RICO charges typically reserved for the mafia and drug lords. Convicted and sentenced to upward of 30 years in prison, the guilty finally break their silence in "One Child Left Behind: The Untold Atlanta Cheating Scandal". Was the controversial legislation called No Child Left Behind to blame for such widespread cheating in Atlanta public schools - or did politics, race and the power struggle for control of 50 million federal dollars play a significant role? Find out in this powerful documentary film featuring exclusive interviews by 6 of the convicted, the whistle blowers, the accused, the cheaters, the prosecution, the DA, the defense attorneys and the students "left behind".
In a final attempt to re-connect after years of falling out, Alex - encouraged by his mother - embarks on a road trip with his father in their old family Beetle. The car that Alex hates and his father loves, becomes an intimate setting for two stubborn men, who are forced to deal with their issues as they are both literally and figuratively brought together. The journey becomes a bumpy ride filled with conflicts as well as shared memories of a past closeness, which has long since turned cold.
When perennial “it girl” Callie (Jacqui Purvis) seeks a favour from her hyper-controlling celebrity chef ex, Karl (Damien Strouthos) , a barely contained explosion follows, but Callie is hardly innocent and blazes a trail of emotional destruction of her own. To what lengths would you be prepared to go, to get a seemingly unimportant gift for someone you love? Callie goes to extremes. In life, in love and in this quest. It’s a story about love. But mostly it’s a story about the damage we can cause to those who care about us most.
In the 1970’s, Hanna and Johan, her 9 year-old son gifted with a fertile imagination, are briefly trapped in an old elevator. Johan is convinced that the machine allows them to travel through time. Now, 40 years later, Hanna seems to believe it as well.