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Title Best kept secret / BKS Film in association with Occasional Giant Beard Productions presents ; produced by Danielle DiGiacomo ; co-produced by Samantha Buck, Zeke Farrow ; directed by Samantha Buck ; written by Zeke Farrow, Samantha Buck, Francisco Bello
Published New York : Filmakers Library, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (86 min.)
Summary JFK High School, located in a run-down area in Newark, New Jersey, is a public school for all types of students with special education needs. Janet Mino has taught her class of young men with autism for four years. When they all graduate, they will leave the security of the public school system forever. Best Kept Secret follows Ms. Mino and her students over the year and a half before graduation. The clock is ticking to find them a place in the adult world--a job or rare placement in a recreational center--so they do not end up where their predecessors have, sitting at home, institutionalized, or on the streets
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Aug. 7, 2014)
Credits Director of photography, Nara Garber ; edited by Francisco Bello ; composer, Brian Satz
Notes Previously released as DVD
This edition in English
Sundance Documentary Fund Grant, 2012
Audience Award, Independent Film Festival of Boston, 2013
Best of Fest, AFI DOCS, Washington, DC, 2013
Subject Mino, Janet.
Autistic youth -- Education -- New Jersey -- Newark.
Autistic youth -- Employment -- New Jersey -- Newark.
Autism in adolescence -- New Jersey -- Newark.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Farrow, Zeke, author of screenplay
Bello, Francisco, author of screenplay
Mino, Janet, teacher
DiGiacomo, Danielle, producer
Buck, Samantha, director, author of screenplay
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