Spelling the Dream (2020)

Genres - Culture & Society, Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Linguistics  |   Release Date - Jun 3, 2020 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Augustine Chay

Director/co-writer Sam Rega’s documentary spotlights the unrivaled dominance of Indian-American competitors in the Scripps National Spelling Bee over the past 12 years. It follows four Indian-American students as they prepare to seize the moment in the iconic tournament. Public figures such as Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Fareed Zakaria, Hari Kondabolu, and Kevin Negandhi share their perspectives on the significance of this winning streak to the Indian-American community.

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child, competition, East Indian, spelling, spelling-bee, tournament, training, winner