A Touch of Greatness (2004, 53 min)

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Director: Leslie Sullivan.

Producer: Catherine Gund.

"Unusually moving with an authenticity that is rare."

- Howard Gardner, award-winning author and educator

"Shows what extraordinary things can happen (with) a visionary child advocate like Albert Cullum." - Cleveland Plain Dealer

"If I were Secretary of Education, I'd order 3.5 million copies of the new documentary A Touch of Greatnes, and send them to every teacher, principal and PTA president in United States." - Bruce Kluger, USA Today

“All right, boys and girls, let’s take a trip…..”

“A Touch of Greatness” follows the work of elementary school teacher, and education pioneer, Albert Cullum, who ignited the imagination of his young students through his passion for poetry and drama. The one-of-a-kind film interweaves scenes from rare archival television broadcasts and film footage documenting these projects (several recorded in the early 1960s by Robert Downey) with interviews from Mr. Cullum and many of his former students.

Originally aired on PBS/Independent Lens

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