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61 Ratings

Akeelah and the Bee

Directed by Doug Atchison
United States, 2006
Drama

Synopsis

With an aptitude for words, 11-year-old Akeelah Anderson is determined to spell her way out of South Los Angeles, entering scores of local contests and eventually landing a chance to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

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Akeelah and the Bee Directed by Doug Atchison

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

2006 | Winner: Top Independent Films

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2006 | Nominee: Most Promising Performer