Documentary - Completed 2019

A suburban dad is sucked into controversy at a local high school, leading him to question the foundations of the American public education system, and come to terms with some hard realizations about his own educational experience.

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Director(s)
    • Paul TRAYNOR
    • Writer(s)
    • T. Rafael CIMINO, Paul TRAYNOR
    • Producer(s)
    • T. Rafael CIMINO, Paul TRAYNOR
    • Synopsis
    • “Kaleidoscope” will chronicle Paul’s journey to discover the root causes of this shadowy manipulation of local school board and community elections—a phenomenon that’s being repeated in rural and urban areas across the country. Through compelling visual graphics and personal interviews with parents, teachers, and experts in the field, Paul will expose the far-right’s efforts to bust unions, end diversity and cultural awareness education, and create fragmented “intellectual fiefdoms”, where facts become fungible and things like evolutionary and climate science are treated like unprovable theories. He’ll expose the vast network of heavily-organized conservative groups seeking to dismantle and privatize the public education system, generating huge private profits from public tax dollars. A network that has been growing and strengthening for decades, engineered by small cabal of billionaire oligarchs, which may adversely impact up to 144 million Americans—particularly the most poor and vulnerable. A network that threatens to pitch America into its very own dark age.