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Backpack Full of Cash


Sarah Mondale

USA, 2017


Before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Sarah Mondale couldn’t have known how aptly her documentary would function as a follow-up to Congressional hearings for Education Secretary, with their discussion of charter schools, vouchers, and the general trend toward the privatization of public education in our country. Backpack Full of Cash lays out the case for public education being the civil rights issue of our time. The rucksack of the title is what charter investors say lucky children in failing systems will carry to their school of “choice”; it’s stuffed with public moneys drained out of school systems, ensuring the schools’ failure for the vast majority of students. The film focuses on the Philadelphia schools and some genuine heroes, including the principals and teachers who carry on with less and less, activist parents, and most heartening, students on the barricades of the fight for their own education.—Judy Bloch

Event Details

Filmfest DC - Backpack Full of Cash
Saturday, April 29, 2017 6:30 PM
Landmark's E Street Cinema  
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Ticket Options

General Admission - USD $13.00

Discount Packages

Packages offered through advance sale only unless otherwise noted. To purchase a package, please follow the links below:

Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($140 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($56 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

Landmark's E Street Cinema  
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004