“backpack full of cash” will premier in philadelphia on oct. 22 and 29

BACKPACK FULL OF CASH, a 90-minute documentary narrated by Matt Damon, will premier at the Philadelphia Film Festival on October 22nd and 29th.

BACKPACK FULL OF CASH gives viewers an inside look into how a nationwide coalition of “reformers” is moving the public toward charter schools, vouchers and other programs that shift funds and control away from the public to the private sector. Focusing on the chaotic educational landscape in Philadelphia and other cities that are flash points in the battle over school “reform” and privatization, BACKPACK features thought-provoking interviews with historian Diane Ravitch, policy analyst Linda Darling Hammond, and journalist David Kirp. The film leaves viewers with critical questions about what it will mean for our nation’s democracy if public education disappears.

For more information about the film, click here.

The producers have recently started a Kickstarter Campaign.  Click here to learn more and to make a donation. 

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  1. Hi – thanks so much for writing about Backpack Full of Cash! We appreciate it. Dana here, I’m working with the film team and came across your article – just wanted to thank you and also let you know that the screening dates you’ve mentioned are incorrect. Oct 22 was correct, but we actually have a screening on Oct 29, not Oct 23 – here’s the link to details — http://filmadelphia.festivalgenius.com/2016/films/backpackfullofcash_sarahmondale_filmadelphia2016.
    Thanks again!
    Dana

  2. Hi – thanks so much for writing about Backpack Full of Cash! We appreciate it. Dana here, I’m working with the film team and came across your article – just wanted to thank you and also let you know that the screening dates you’ve mentioned are incorrect. Oct 22 was correct, but we actually have a screening on Oct 29, not Oct 23 – here’s the link to details — http://filmadelphia.festivalgenius.com/2016/films/backpackfullofcash_sarahmondale_filmadelphia2016.
    Thanks again!
    Dana