Chronicle of the ups and downs of four Indian-American students as they compete to realize their dream of winning the iconic tournament.

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Sam Rega
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Srinivas Ayyagari Srinivas Ayyagari ... Self
Jacques Bailly Jacques Bailly ... Self
Valerie Browning Valerie Browning ... Self
Ratnam Chitturi Ratnam Chitturi ... Self
Shourav Dasari Shourav Dasari ... Self
Pawan Dhingra Pawan Dhingra ... Self
Ashrita Gandhari ... Self
Sanjay Gupta ... Self
Jaideep Janakiram Jaideep Janakiram ... Self
Paige Kimble Paige Kimble ... Self
Hari Kondabolu ... Self
Nupur Lala Nupur Lala ... Self
Tejas Muthusamy Tejas Muthusamy ... Self
Balu Natarajan Balu Natarajan ... Self
Kevin Negandhi Kevin Negandhi ... Self
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An Indian-American competitor has won the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee for the past 12 years straight, making the trend one of the longest in sports history. SPELLING THE DREAM chronicles the ups and downs of four Indian-American students as they compete to realize their dream of winning the iconic tournament. With fascinating perspectives from CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Fareed Zakaria, comedian Hari Kondabolu, ESPN's Kevin Negandhi, 1999 Scripps National Spelling Bee winner, Nupur Lala, and others, the film explores the reasons behind this incredible winning streak and what it means for the community. Written by Sam Rega & Chris Weller

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The Indian-American spelling dynasty you've never heard of

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8 June 2020 | by donaldriccoSee all my reviews

I really was into this film! Very interesting look at the spelling bee, and how Indian Americans have come to dominate the competition! I was pretty nerve wracked at the end for the three spellers that had been featured! My 12 year old daughter liked it too! A well done documentary!


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USA

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English

Release Date:

3 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Ft. Washington, Maryland, USA

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