The Perfect Life

Director: Sam Lee
TRT: 82 min

"The Perfect Life" began in 1992, the year Sam Lee moved from England to teach Second grade in Harlem. Ten years later, and now a filmmaker, Sam went back to look for the kids who had once inspired her and who should be entering their final year of high school. What she found were street-smart teenagers eager to share their experiences - both good and bad - with their former teacher, with someone who cared to listen. The result is a documentary film that zooms in on three main characters as they navigate their final year, or what should be their final year of High School.
Slamdance film festival 2006

Sam Lee
Nancy Roth
Co-Prod. Selina Lewis Davidson

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