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Angela Arenivar Angela Arenivar
Herself - Spelling Bee Participant
Ubaldo Arenivar Ubaldo Arenivar
Himself - Angela's Father
Jorge Arenivar Jorge Arenivar
Himself - Angela's Brother
Scott McGarraugh Scott McGarraugh
Himself - Ranch Owner
Lindy McGarraugh Lindy McGarraugh
Herself - Ranch Owner
Concepción Arenivar Concepción Arenivar
Herself - Angela's Mother
Mrs. Slaughter Mrs. Slaughter
Herself - Angela's Teacher
Neelima Marupudi Neelima Marupudi
Herself - Potter County Champion


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Description: Eight youngsters vie for one of the most hotly contested academic awards in the United States in this documentary. Every spring, the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee attracts students from all over the United States, and filmmaker Jeff Blitz follows eight promising entrants as they journey to Washington, D.C., in hopes of claiming the national championship and a 10,000-dollar prize. Neil Kadakia, from California, has spent months training for the event with the help of his parents, computer tutorials, and professional coaches. Angela Arenivar grew up in a small Texas town with her parents, who immigrated to America from Mex ... (more)
Release date: 27 June 2003
UPC: 043396030411
Tags: Documentary (7), Indie (2), Spelling Bee (2), Competition (2), Shadow (1), Usa (1), SnP (1), Family (1), Cultural Criticism (1), Watch Online (1), 2002 (1), True Films 200 (1), Children (1), Ethics (1), Education (1), Children's Literature (1), 2000s (1), Childhood (1), American Dream (1), Words (1)
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