Who Cares About Kelsey?

 

Year: 2012
Country: USA
Run Time: 75 minutes

Every teacher has a dream of turning a problem student into a productive member of society. For the teachers of one New Hampshire high school, that student was Kelsey Carroll. Dealing with drugs and sexual abuse, Kelsey is one of this nation's two million adolescent students also battling a learning disability. Kelsey must juggle work, a broken family, an uninterested boyfriend, and ADHD in order to attain her goal of graduating after spending five years in a school with one of New Hampshire's highest dropout rates. With all odds against her, WHO CARES ABOUT KELSEY? documents this brave young girl's struggle to assimilate herself into the school's study programs where she can get the help to pass her classes. A personal and endearing look into the life of an immature girl as she grows into an influential young woman and the mentors who guided her, this film is a powerful reminder that we all need help along the way. Thanks to educators who care and the progress she is able to make, Kelsey rises above the odds and strives to make the grade. –T.W.

Director
Dan Habib

Producer
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Screenplay
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Cinematography
Mathieu Vadepied

Editing
Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
Dan Habib is a former photojournalist who made his first documentary about his son, Samuel, who has cerebral palsy.

Select Filmography
"Including Samuel" (2008), WHO CARES ABOUT KELSEY? (2012)

Print Source

Institute on Disability - UNH
Dan Habib

Email: dan.habib@unh.edu
http://www.iod.unh.edu

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