Reviews and Festivals"I really thought this was '13th'-esque, in a way. They're both stories about what we take for granted as being the truth, like the 13th Amendment or the fact that schools were desegregated, but there are problems. Sonia's a promising documentarian...I'm proud to be able to support her work and I hope that she continues."
-Ava DuVernay, Emmy-winning Director of 13th
"While we celebrate the Little Rock Nine today, we also must acknowledge the reality of education in America in 2017. Fast forward 60 years. Segregation in America is alive + well + education inequality persists throughout the nation. To learn more [about] education inequality today, I encourage you to check out [Teach Us All]."
-Common, award-winning Recording Artist
"An alarming denunciation of the public education system, which continues to fail many students of color each year."
"A powerful overview suitable for education and library science studies and as a discussion starter for public libraries."
-School Library Journal
"This compelling film documents racial inequality in schools, cities, and states across the U.S...Bleak facts and figures are in contrast to the more positive ending, which shows individuals working together to push for change and help end racial injustices."
"I truly believe EVERY educator needs to see this documentary!"
-Jennifer Williams, UN Global Goals Education Task Force
"Through her film, documentarian Sonia Lowman has created an important platform for discussion about the current state of education in our nation and how far we have come -- or not come -- in the past 60 years."
-Tilane Jones, Executive Producer of ARRAY
"Frames [the Little Rock Nine]'s defiance in the context of school systems that fail to live up to desegregation promises."
"When a flower does not bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower. Teach Us All has inspired me to ensure equity for all of the Bradley's and beyond."
-Roxann J. Sykes, Assistant Principal of Washington Magnet Elementary School
"Teach Us All provided us a powerful catalyst through which we had some necessary and important conversation in our district."
-Michael Parker West, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Wake County Public Schools
Us All allows educators to take a moment to reflect on why they went
into education. For our district, Teach Us All nudged us to have
essential dialogue to continue the work to ensure every classroom,
regardless of its location in the district, is one we would want our own
flesh and blood in."
-Daniel Gridley, M.Ed, K-2 Literary Coach & Intervention Facilitator
"The Teach Us All documentary provides a much-needed tool to engage students and faculty in critical conversations. At a time when the role of education has never been more important to our democracy and the well-being of our environment, Teach Us All has the power to create a social justice movement and to provide a platform that allows today's socially conscientious young people to develop ideas, actions, and solutions that lead to increased equity and unity."
-Faye Snodgress, Executive Director, Kappa Delta Pi
Urbanworld Film Festival