When I chose my topic for my project Bring your a game was the first thing i thought of. “Bring Your ‘A’ Game” is a twenty-two minute documentary film about the influence of black boys and the school to prison pipeline. The documentary has been described as groundbreaking and features people such as comedian Chris Rock, CEO Richard “Dick” Parsons, filmmaker Spike Lee, Mayor Cory Booker, musicians Ice Cube and Sean “Diddy” Combs, as well as many other influential black males. The film uses animations to illustrate the magnitude of the statistics about the dropout rate and prison population in the United States and uses celebrities and public figures to convince young viewers to stay in school. The film uses the stories of successful people as examples to show young kids that they need to be educated to be successful adults in this country. I believe it was created to inform adults of the importance of school as well as inspire kids to stay in school by using their idols as examples. The school to prison pipeline is created because students are pushed out of school directly into the criminal justice system.



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