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Educational Catalog: Brooklyn Castle
A film by Katie Dellamaggiore
The critically-acclaimed documentary Brooklyn Castle tells the stories of five chess players at a below-the-poverty-line inner-city middle school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. Hailed byThe Washington Post as "Enlightening, inspiring and expertly crafted” and as “Deeply satisfying... Irresistible!" by The New York Times, this intimate documentary is as much about coping with the frustration of loss as it is about the joy of victory.
Show Brooklyn Castle in your community! Available for screenings in theaters, libraries, on campus, or other venues. Please send an email to email@example.com.
Regular Price: $60.00
Brooklyn Castle tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The team's victories go beyond a room full of trophies—through chess they learn patience and long-term planning, and the importance of analyzing the wrong or right decisions they make after the game. Chess provides skills that will serve them well for the rest of their lives, regardless of what profession they choose. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard and demonstrates remarkable and improbable achievements of this dedicated team.
This film is a wonderful tool not only for teaching chess to any audience, but also as an essential resource for Career Planning, Math, Education, Teacher's Colleges, Urban Politics and Studies, and many other subjects. Our DVD has exclusive features not found on other discs:
- Hot Docs Discussion Guide for Teachers
- Elizabeth Vicary's Guides to Teaching Chess and Starting a Chess Club
- Educational Resources
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1 for $60, 2 for $50 each, 3 for $45 each, 4 or more for $40 each.
DVDs are licensed for classroom or chess-club use only. To screen the film in your community—on campus, in a theater, or anywhere else—please email firstname.lastname@example.org.