This movie is about the problem that Karen Horwitz refers to as "White Chalk Crime."
Washington DC Independent Film Festival just announced last week:
* The Cartel -- Winner, 2010 Visionary Award
"2010 Visionary Award goes to a film that embodies our theme this year of 'making a difference' in our world. These films and their filmmakers are risk takers, as they explore social, political issues that are important to all of us."
* The Cartel -- Winner, 2010 Audience Award, Best Documentary
"Audience Awards – before each session, our audience members were given a ballot which listed all the films in a session, they were then asked to cast their vote: Excellent, Good and Fair. The ballots were then calculated on a percentage of excellence."
'Cartel' documentary explores NJ schools
Local filmmaker studies tenure, vouchers, and counting Benzes in the parking lot
by Timothy J. Carroll
Is your school sub-par? Are costs for education still high? Bob Bowdon can connect the dots. And he can tell you a story about a janitor making a six-figure salary.
Bowdon is a documentary filmmaker from Hoboken. In "The Cartel," he wants to show "How American public education primarily serves its employees, not its children."...