Reviews and Festivals
"We demand that our young black girls are treated as national
treasures. If you haven't heard of Monique W. Morris' incredible film
yet, you will. Do yourself a favor and add Pushout to your watch list immediately."
-Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President, National Education Association
"Narrated by Black girls and teens (aged 7 to 19) who share heartwrenching true stories, the feature-length film examines educational and disciplinary disparities around the country...The documentary weaves in the voices of educators and fellow experts such as law professor Kimberle Williams Crenshaw who provide context about educational equity, gender equality and social justice."
"Documentary explores pattern of violence against black girls in schools"
"[Pushout's] nucleus is rooted in the work of civil rights and education advocate Monique W. Morris, Ed.D., who has championed an alternative approach towards guiding African-American girls through childhood over the past decade...The filmmakers give educators, social services professionals and others space to weight in, and wisely allow the children to speak for themselves."
"Encourages a robust conversation about how to reduce the criminalization of Black girls in our nation's learning environments. An eye-opener!"
"So powerful and educational. Highly recommend to all."
-Ally Chakroff, Regional Outreach Coordinator, HelpLine
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art
Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special), NAACP Image Award
Audience Favorite, DTLA Film Festival
Best Feature Documentary, California Women's Film Festival
Women's Film Festival
Diversity Film and Script Showcase
California Women's Film Festival
DTLA Film Festival
iGen Film Festival
San Diego Black Film Festival
The Impact DOCS Awards
Pan African Film Festival
Toronto Black Film Festival
Detroit Women of Color International Film Festival