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The Rule

Want inner city schools to finally succeed?
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Overview

Genre
History, Religion, Minorities, Social Issues, and Human Rights
Synopsis

See how the Benedictine monks of Newark Abbey, in the heart of one of America's most dangerous cities, are able to achieve amazing success with the most vulnerable population: inner city African American and Latino teenage males. While Newark, NJ, with a high poverty rate of 32%, has an abysmal high school graduation rate, St. Benedict's Prep has a near 100% COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE rate. The film details how their "recipe for success" follows the 6th century Rule of Saint Benedict and how this rule can serve as a model for whole cities nationwide.

Stage
finished
Running time
86 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Bongiorno Productions Inc.
Country
United States
Years of Production
2011-2014
Locations
Newark, NJ

Distribution Details

Release year
2014
Festivals
Multiple
Awards
Award of Recognition from the State of NJ, White House screening at USDOE in 2016, inspired "60 Minutes" segment on film's subjects
Distribution
Bongiorno Productions Inc.
Broadcast (Prod.)
KTWU
Broadcast (Acq.)
PBS, MTVA (Hungary)
Language
English
Subtitles
Hungarian, Spanish, Italian

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