The War on Kids
The War on Kids (2009)

Filmmaker Cevin D. Soling details how irrational fears have transformed the public education system into a virtual prison in this thought-provoking documentary. With metal detectors, armed security guards, and prescription drugs,… More

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Release Date: June 1, 2009
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Ronnie Scheib

By and large, the docu's closely reasoned case synchs up nicely with Soling's freewheeling visual approach.

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Ella Taylor
Village Voice

Cevin Soling's lively documentary lays out in hair-raising detail the authoritarian underpinnings of America's child-centered culture.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Arranged in sections that range from merely interesting to downright horrifying, this provocative documentary suggests a system regulated by fear and motivated by the desire to control.

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Daniel Dolgin
The War on Kids is amongst the greatest documentaries I've seen. It shows the problems of the public school system in an outspoken point of view. It shows… More
Sarah Prisbylla
It gets off to a slow start, but it ultimately raises some very good and disturbing questions about education today. It made me feel really sad for the kids who… More