Vanessa Roth, director,
"The Texas Promise"
Director Vanessa Roth’s documentary The Texas Promise examines the current state of the Texas public school system. Among other issues, Roth looks at the impact of 2011’s $5.4 billion state budget cut to the education budget and the pros and cons of voucher programs and charter schools. Roth's previous documentaries include Aging Out, American Teacher, Taken In: Lives of America’s Foster Children, and The Third Monday in October. She also produced the Oscar-winning documentary short Freeheld. The Texas Promise will screen 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Bullock Museum IMAX Theatre and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Rollins Theatre during the Austin Film Festival.
Aired: Oct. 23, 2014
Web sites: http://thetexaspromisemovie.org/ and http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/