My Name is Pedro (2017)
My Name is Pedro (2017)
My Name is Pedro (2017)
My Name is Pedro (2017)



(NR) USA/Haiti – 1 hr 20 min  
2017 · d. Lillian LaSalle
Starring Pedro Santana, Rosie Perez, Tariq Trotter
Purchase: $8.99


Once a “problem student” himself, Pedro Santana grew up to become a celebrated principal, using out-of-the-box approaches to enrich student life and improve academic performance at MS 391, a troubled public school in the Bronx. When Pedro is recruited to a suburban district to help turn around another struggling school, he finds himself caught up in a local political struggle that will put his career and reputation at risk. This inspiring documentary tells the story of an educator fighting against a corrupt system, and the community that rises to support him.

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