Pressure Cooker

Pressure Cooker

DVD - 2010
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Documents an entire school year with Wilma Stephenson and those students committed enough to surrender themselves to her enlightened despotism. By the end of the year, thirteen of her students will have made it through the gauntlet. At a school where over 40% of students don't even make it to their senior year, Wilma shows her kids how to achieve the American Dream: You choose a realistic goal. You work hard. You work the system. You get out of Northeast Philly
Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features, 2010
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Other Standard Identifier: 720229914260


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Aug 05, 2014

5 stars-Inspired by the hard work of the students and teacher. I know in North America we have opportunities that other countries may not have. Even in North America people do not realize opportunities or have too many disadvantages. The teacher in this documentary gave all she could to her students to help them succeed in a competitive world. And they came from some hard places. Relating to my own life reminding me if i want something work hard, look for the windows and do my research at the library!
I would have liked to have followed all the students for a few years to see their journeys.

Aug 16, 2013

Lack of subtitles made it much less watchable.

Jun 13, 2013

Such a great documentary. I loved it.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at MARINet

To Top