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Movie review: 'We the Parents' inspirational, not too informative
Movie review: 'We the Parents' inspirational, not too informative

In December 2010, the city of Compton made history when some of its residents used the so-called parent trigger law, recently enacted in California, to try to take McKinley Elementary away from public administrators and turn it into a charter school. It's a complex story that's presented in simplified, inspirational form in "We the Parents," a first film by James Takata. Within the brief running time of his no-budget documentary, the director provides a basic anatomy of the grass-roots organizing that went into the Compton initiative. He zeros in on a handful of impassioned mothers who became community leaders, and their stories, more suggested than told, are vivid...

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