My Name is Pedro

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Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Thu, Sep 24 12:00 PM
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Film Info
Runtime:87 min
Country Listing:USA
Cinema Extra
Display Category:Free for Members
Last Chance
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Lillian LaSalle
VR Director(s):TRUE


Infectious in his optimism, and unapologetic in his commitment to create change for kids, Pedro Santana has become one of the most influential teachers in New York’s public-school system. When a glowing New York Times article catapults the maverick educator into the spotlight, he is recruited to use his famed 'out of the box' practices to save a divided South Bronx school district. But the political challenges may simply be too great, even for the infallible Santana. A timely look at the state of public education south of the border, My Name is Pedro is an inspiring reminder of how one teacher can make all the difference.

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