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Englewood students show documentary at Ugandan film festival

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A group of middle school students are headed to a Ugandan film festival with a documentary they made about their Englewood neighborhoo school. (WLS)

Some students from Chicago's Englewood neighborhood are traveling to Uganda to show a documentary they made that helped save their school from being closed down by the city.

Terrance Dantzler and Hayah Rasul helped create "Saving Barbara Sizemore," an award-winning indie documentary not about a person but about their Englewood school. In 2015, Chicago Public Schools voted to close the campus but five middle school students led the charge, through the film, to keep Sizemore operating.

The students were mentored by filmmaker and educator David Steiner.

The students are not only showing their film in Uganda, but while there the 8th Graders will also make a second documentary about the refugee crisis.
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