2008

Pressure Cooker

Director

Mark Brecker, Jennifer Grausman

Location Filmed

USA

Movie Synopsis

This is an intense documentary about inner city kids and the extraordinary people out there doing good work. Wilma Stephenson is the instructor, who wields a velvet coated iron fist. The story presents how she teaches her students to work with integrity, purpose and intention. Some of the scenes are gut-wrenching, as she brings some of these kids to the brink of tears; however, it’s never malicious. Wilma is going against the tide of stereo type, poverty, entitlement and the overall bad attitude; that so many people have in this day and age. I was inspired by her work and the kids who were making it happen.

Quote of the movie: “You gotta break the mentality of the McDonald’s palate and get something else in your brain.”

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