Oct 1, 2013
Watch Thursday, October 3rd at 10pm
School in the remote mountains of western North Carolina, and the other, The Israel Goldstein Youth Village, a Jewish school in the hills of ancient Jerusalem. These schools are in radically different environments, and come from different faith-based traditions, but actually have a great deal in common. In another era, both schools would have been called “orphanages” but the term has fallen into disrepute and disfavor, unfairly perhaps, and have been painted with a brush that says “big is bad” and that children suffer in bad orphanages. The documentary interviewees make a compelling case, however, that residential education is far better for the well-being of children than a broken U.S. government foster care system that regularly bounces children from one foster care home to another. Without Perfect Answers is engaging and emotional. We get a rare glimpse at the remarkable people whose love for children gives them their mission in life.