Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary
Feature (Large Newsroom)
- KARE 11 News/TEGNA
- Ben Garvin, photojournalist, cinematographer, editor, co-director
- Lindsey Seavert, reporter, writer, producer, co-director
- Janeen Vogelaar, executive producer
About the Entry
KARE 11’s team spent a year inside one of Minneapolis’ most disadvantaged schools. The material they gathered led to monthly stories and a documentary that examines the institution of public education and its racial inequities.
Comments from the Judges
“Narratively and visually, it was a gripping, moving, unusually intimate look inside an elementary school faced with demise.”
“This is a rich portrait of a school, its principal, teachers, and students. It is very affecting. I admit to crying more than once while watching it. The access the filmmakers got was remarkable and revealing.”
EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2019 National Awards for Education Reporting.