MY NAME IS PEDRO

Lillian LaSalle’s award-winning, documentary My Name Is Pedro explores what public education meant to Pedro Santana, and what he, in turn, meant to public education.

Infectious in his optimism, Santana becomes one of the most influential public-school teachers and then administrators in the New York public school system after turning his troubled Bronx middle school, MS 391, around.  When a glowing front-page New York Times article catapults him into the spotlight, he is recruited and then accepts a promotion to use his famed ‘out of the box’ and transformative practices to save a corrupt and divided suburban school district. But the political challenges there may simply be too great, even for the infallible Santana.

Starts October 9th in our Virtual Screening Room!