Epiphany in Progress
Producer – Michal Goldman
56 minutes, 2002
Epiphany in Progress follows the first year in the life of a school committed to crossing the barriers of race, class, and ethnicity in order to educate low-income children from the inner city.
The Epiphany School is a private, full-service, Episcopal middle school located in Boston, MA. Its students and teachers come from a wide variety of religious and ethnic backgrounds including Christian, Jewish, Muslim, African-American, Cape Verdean, Latino, Caucasian, Haitian, and Asian. The film documents what happens when deeply rooted moral conviction comes up against urban social realities.
“The story of the first year of Epiphany, a small middle school…evokes an honesty that derives as much from director Goldman’s cinema verite style as from the integrity and intelligence of the school’s headmaster, staff, and students…Recommended for all educational collections.”
-Library Journal, March 1, 2004
“…exploring the many challenges that public and private schools face – including issues related to economic class, race, and budget – this is a good program for anyone concerned about education, especially those working in charter or private schools or people and organizations considering starting their own school. Also available at the same price in an “educator’s version” with built-in pauses for discussion, this is recommended.”
-Video Librarian, March-April 2004
Epiphany in Progress was funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Richard M. and Priscilla S. Hunt Trust, Svrluga Foundation, Roy A. Hunt Foundation, Ratshesky Foundation, and private contributions.
Available through Filmmakers Collaborative in two versions: The Festival version (57 minutes) and the Educator’s version (58 minutes).