Lillian LaSalle’s award-winning documentary MY NAME IS PEDRO will be released on VOD and DVD on February 23

Platforms (February 23):

VOD: Amazon, Apple TV, iTunes, GooglePlay, Youtube, Vimeo On Demand and FandangoNOW. 

Directed by: Lillian LaSalle

MY NAME IS PEDRO is an essential and timely reminder of the importance of great educators that exist within the infrastructure of our country’s public education system.

This award-winning film, from first time director Lillian LaSalle, explores the seemingly impossible journey of South Bronx Latino educator and maverick, Pedro Santana, a former “special ed” student, whose mantra is – every kid can learn despite their circumstances. . A New York Times profile of his “Out Of The Box” teaching techniques, thrusts him into the spotlight, which creates great opportunities for change but also has its downside – public school politics which, despite the cries of students and parents alike, threaten to take him down. A documentary with unpredictable twists and turns, it harnesses a compelling message of optimism, hope and tragedy.  


Winner: Best Documentary, Golden Door International Film Festival

Winner: Spotlight on Documentary Award, St. Louis International Film Festival 

Winner: Audience Award, Chicago Latino International Film Festival

Winner: Audience Award, Brooklyn Film Festival

Winner: Award of Merit, Impact Docs 

Winner: Honorable Mention, Woodstock Film Festival

Official Selection: Women’s Filmmaker Showcase, BAFF

Official Selection: San Diego Latino International Film Festival

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