Rachel Tsutsumi

Rachel Tsutsumi began her career as an editor of illustrated art books. Following her work in publishing, she worked as a video producer at Teachscape, a company that provides online professional development to public school teachers. During this time she independently produced, directed, and shot the documentary FAR FROM HOME. The film was the winner of CNN/HBO’s Life Through Your Lens grant award and aired on CNN in 2005. Rachel grew up in the Boston area and attended high school in Reading, MA. She is a graduate of Yale University and lives in New York City. (09/09)

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Far From Home

A film by Rachel Tsutsumi, 2005, 40 min, Color

While busing may be a rapidly fading memory in most American schools, it continues to be a reality for more than 3,000 Boston students every year. FAR FROM HOME spotlights Kandice, an insightful, precocious African-American teenager participating in METCO, a voluntary Boston school integration program. Since kindergarten, she has risen before dawn each day to…

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