Akeelah and the BeeDVD - 2006
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Dr. Larabee: Where do you think big words come from?
Akeelah: People with big brains?
Akeelah: Sorry for dissing you
Coach: I thought we only used words from the dictionary.
Akeelah: Okay, but when I'm at the bee, and they ask me to spell some little fish from Australia or some weird bacteria from the moon, we're going to wish we'd done a bit more "rote- memorizing" than just reading. If you don't mind me saying
Akeelah reads: "Our deepest fear is not that we inatequete. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brillaint gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually who are you not to be? We are born to make manifest to the grory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsiously give other people power to do the same"
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Eleven year old Akeelah Anderson is all alone. Her Mother is working constantly, her Father is dead, and her siblings not around home. Akeelah's behaviour has deteriorated, however she is a brilliant student, and is asked to join the school spelling bee. Akeelah reluctantly joins, and wins without difficulty. Akeelah goes in on harder bees...