Akeelah and the bee

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2006
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Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She is a smart girl, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah decides to participate in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from Dr. Larabee, an English professor, for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of. First Akeelah has to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life, and the knowledge that there is a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.
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auth_author2Armstrong, Curtis,
Atchison, Doug,
Bassett, Angela,
Davis, Sharen,
Farr, Glenn,
Fishburne, Laurence, III, 1961-
Ganis, Sid,
Hult, Nancy,
Llewelyn, Daniel,
Ma, Tzi,
Mullen, M. David,
Palmer, Keke,
Romersa, Michael,
Young, Lee Thompson, 1984-2013,
Young, Warren Alan, 1965-
Zigman, Aaron,
author2-role2929 Productions (Firm),presenter.
Armstrong, Curtis,actor.
Atchison, Doug,screenwriter,film director.
Bassett, Angela,actor.
Cinema Gypsy Productions,production company.
Davis, Sharen,costume designer.
Farr, Glenn,editor of moving image work.
Fishburne, Laurence,III,1961-film producer,actor.
Ganis, Sid,film producer.
Hult, Nancy,film producer.
Lions Gate Films,presenter.
Lions Gate Home Entertainment,film distributor.
Llewelyn, Daniel,film producer.
Ma, Tzi,actor.
Mullen, M. David,director of photography.
Out of the Blue Entertainment (Firm),production company.
Palmer, Keke,actor.
Reactor Films,production company.
Romersa, Michael,film producer.
Starbucks Entertainment (Firm),presenter.
Young, Lee Thompson,1984-2013,actor.
Young, Warren Alan,1965-production designer.
Zigman, Aaron,composer.
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subject_facetAmor a sí mismo en los niños (Psicología) -- California -- Los Ángeles -- Teatro
Children's -- Feature
Children's films
Escolares -- California -- Los Ángeles -- Teatro
Feature films
Feature films -- Juvenile
Feature films -- Young adult
Films for the hearing impaired -- Juvenile
Films for the hearing impaired -- Young adult
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Drama
Melodrama
Melodrama -- Feature
Melodrama, American
School children -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama
Self-esteem in children -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama
Spelling bees -- Drama
Teen films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Youth -- Feature
title_displayAkeelah and the bee
title_fullAkeelah and the bee / Lionsgate, 2929 Productions and Starbucks Entertainment present an Out of the Blue Entertainment and Reactor Films production in association with Cinema Gypsy Productions, Inc. ; produced by Laurence Fishburne, Sidney Ganis, Nancy Hult Ganis, Daniel Llewelyn, Michael Romersa ; written and directed by Doug Atchison
title_shortAkeelah and the bee
topic_facetAmor a sí mismo en los niños (Psicología)
Escolares
School children
Self-esteem in children
Spelling bees
Teen films
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