Selah and the Spades (2019)

At a prep school Selah heads the Spades, controllers of campus drug & alcohol traffic, & during her senior year drafts sophomore Paloma as her possible successor.

Gifted (2017)

On the 1st day of 1st grade Mary’s teacher discovers she is gifted in math, setting off a fight between her uncle raising her & his mother over how to do so–in a normal school as he promised her deceased mother, his sister, or isolated in a school for geniuses.

America’s Dream (1996)

In 1948 Georgia at a “colored” school, a talented boy presents a birthday present to his teacher, a Christ painted black, creating a dilemma for the principal because his white supervisor is so upset with it.

Ender’s Game (2013)

In this Sc-Fi film a boy is sent to a ilitary school to see if he is “the chosen one” to lead earth’s war against the alien race that had been beaten back frotaking over the Earth 50 years earlier.

Wadjda (2012)

In a Muslim country where women are not allowed to drive or move freely about a young girl sets her heart on buying a bicycle, forbidden to her sex. The obstacles which she has to overcome are formidable, but as a symbol of freedom, she will go to great lengths to obtain her dream despite the opposition of her mother and teachers who go along with their status as possessions of men.