Big words for lit­tle kids

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Television - ROSIE SQUIRES Spell­bound, ABC2, tonight, 8.30

EIGHT bright Amer­i­can young­sters des­per­ate to win the ti­tle of National Spell­ing Bee.

From the plains of Texas to the man­i­cured lawns of Con­necti­cut and the red­neck Ozark coun­try­side – don’t be lulled into un­der­es­ti­mat­ing them be­cause of the drawl – it’s a mixed bunch of teens who will sweat it out to win the ul­ti­mate spell­ing ti­tle.

Di­rec­tor Jeff Blitz takes us into the pri­vate lives of the com­peti­tors who jug­gle school work, home chores and fam­ily life to tire­lessly train for the com­pe­ti­tion.

The award- win­ning doc­u­men­tary has claimed more than 15 ac­co­lades at film fes­ti­vals through­out North Amer­ica and we can see why: the film is heart­felt, in­spir­ing and beau­ti­ful to watch.

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