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Summary: This documentary follows 8 teens and pre-teens as they work their way toward the finals of the Scripps Howard national spelling bee championship in Washington D.C. All work quite hard and practice daily, first having to win their regional championship before they can move on. Interviews include the parents and teachers who are working with them. The competitors not only work hard to get to the finals but face tremendous pressure as the original group of over 250 competitors is whittled down and the words they must spell get ever more difficult.
Runtime: 97 min
Production: Blitz/Welch
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA
Languages: English, Spanish
Home Release Date: Jan 20, 2004
Director Credit
Jeffrey Blitz Director
Cast Credit
Angela Arenivar Herself - Spelling Bee Participant
ConcepciĆ³n Arenivar Herself - Angela's Mother
Jorge Arenivar Himself - Angela's Brother
Kuna Lala Himself - Nupur's Brother
Meena Lala Herself - Nupur's Mother
Mr. Scott McGarraugh Himself - Ranch Owner
Mrs. Lindy McGarraugh Herself - Ranch Owner
Mrs. Slaughter Herself - Angela's Teacher
Ms. Blair Herself - Tes's Teacher
Ms. Whitehurst Herself - Nupur's Teacher
Neelima Marupudi Herself - Potter County Champion
Nupur Lala Herself - Spelling Bee Participant
Parag Lala Himself - Nupur's Father
Ted Brigham Himself - Spelling Bee Participant
Ubaldo Arenivar Himself - Angela's Father
Producer Credit
Jeffrey Blitz Producer
Ronnie Eisen Additional Producer
Sean Welch Producer
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