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Aro Recommended Spellbound


USA 2003, 97 minutes
Dir. Jeffrey Blitz
Rating: [G]
Genres: Documentary / Sociology, Youth


Aroview: Surprise hit documentary that struck a universal chord in following eight high-school hopefuls in their bid to succeed at the American National Spelling Bee.

Creates the expected dramatic sparks of competition, while its sampling of contestants from diverse races and backgrounds from all over the country mirrors the cultural melting pot of contemporary American values.

Observing the mammoth effort undertaken by each competitor and their parents, this classic tale of the underdog striving proves the adage that genius is at least 90% perspiration…

NZ International Film Festival 2003

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