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Race to Nowhere Screenings Organized by Green, Fallon and Dublin High PFCs

Parents across Dublin have organized to bring three screenings of the controversial and acclaimed documentary “Race to Nowhere” to Dublin this Fall.  Parent-Faculty Committees (PFCs) at Green Elementary School, Fallon Middle School and Dublin High School have organized screenings.  Showings of Race to Nowhere have sold out across the Bay area, including a screening earlier this summer at Monte Vista High School in Danville, where a long line of parents were turned away from the sold out showing.  Details on times, locations and ordering tickets included below.

Race to Nowhere is the work of Bay Area filmmaker Viki Abeles (Lafayette, California) that started with a very personal experience: “I saw the strain in my children as they navigated days filled with school, homework, tutoring and extracurricular activities. But it wasnʼt until the crisis of my 12-year-old daughter being diagnosed with a stress-induced condition that I was determined to do something. After months of long evenings battling homework assignments, studying for tests and panic attacks in the middle of the night, we found her doubled over in pain, and rushed her to the emergency room. Her cheerful facade and determination to keep up had masked her symptoms to us, to her friends and to her teachers.”

As noted in a recent San Ramon Express article, Race to Nowhere is having an impact on local school districts: “I think all parents walk a balance between encouraging their kids to try things, to work hard and put their noses to the grindstone, but what this movie also tells us is to watch your children. We need to keep in mind the whole child, not just their academic success.” – Rachel Hurd – San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board President (read more…)

Tickets for all showings can be purchased online:

Location Date/Time Details Tickets
Green Elementary School Sept 30 – 6:30PM More details… Order tickets…
Dublin High School Sept 30 – 7:00PM More details… Order tickets…
Fallon Middle School Oct 4 – 7:00PM More details… Order tickets…
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  1. Bryce Custodio permalink
    August 31, 2010 11:06 am

    I would like to thank the Dublin PFC’s for sponsoring this for families in Dublin. We are a special community and your dedication is very much appreciated.

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