About the film
black people spelling spelling bee
Akeelah and the Bee
Release Date: April 28, 2006
|Slogan||:||«Changing the world... one word at a time.»|
|Production Companies||:||Lions Gate Films, 2929 Productions, Out of the Blue... Entertainment, Starbucks Entertainment, Cinema Gypsy Productions|
|Producers||:||Laurence Fishburne, Jaki Brown, Kim Coleman, Aisha Coley, Mark Cuban, Mike Upton, Jennifer Booth, Nancy Hult Ganis, Jules Carideo, Kent Kubena, Danny Llewelyn|
Akeelah is a precocious 11-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite her mother's objections, Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee, her principal Mr. Welch, and the proud residents of her neighborhood. Akeelah's aptitude earns her an opportunity to compete for a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.