The Providence Effect 2009

The Providence Effect is a 2009 documentary film directed by Rollin Binzer about the transformation of Providence-St. Mel from a typical “inner city” school to a top tier institution.

Plot: The Providence Effect is a film about Paul Adams III and the inner city Chicago school he founded and brought to prominence. Formerly a public school, Providence St. Mel has become a private school with rigorous educational standards and expectations. The film documents how the school sets and encourages those goals for students.

Awards and nominations
* 2009, Winner, “Best Documentary”. Omaha Film Festival
* 2009, Winner, “Most Inspirational Documentary”, Seattle True Independent Film Festival
* 2009, Winner, “Audience Choice Best Documentary”, Lake County Film Festival




Watch The Providence Effect 2009 Trailer