My Name is Pedro

Quite an inspirational and heartwarming film.

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My Name is Pedro

First time director, Lillian LaSalle’s award-winning, powerful documentary, MY NAME IS PEDRO, explores what public education meant to South Bronx Latino maverick educator, Pedro Santana, and what he, in turn, meant to public education. The film is also especially timely in this moment of national reckoning since the murder of George Floyd, subsequent protests and high attention being paid to public school parity.
Not Rated
Genre
Documentary, Education, Greg's List
Runtime
87
Language
English
Director
Lillian LaSalle
FEATURED REVIEW
Edward Douglas, Weekend Warrior

Another wonderful and equally inspirational film to seek out is Lillian LaSalle’s doc MY NAME IS PEDRO (Sweet 180), which looks at the life and career of South Bronx resident Pedro Santana. The young Latino came from his own troubles going to school in the Bronx to becoming a beloved educator trying ...

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