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Year: 1993 (66th) Academy Awards

Category: Documentary (Feature)

Film Title: I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School

Winner: Susan Raymond, Alan Raymond

Presenter: Christian Slater, Nicole Kidman

Date & Venue: March 21, 1994; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

ALAN RAYMOND:
Oh, boy. I want to thank Michael Fuchs and Home Box Office for their support of this documentary. Many thanks to our friend and executive producer Sheila Nevins for her encouragement. I'd like to thank the school's principal, Deanna Burney, for her belief that all inner-city children can live up to their promise. I want to thank the Academy for this recognition and hope that this award will help focus America's attention on the twelve million children living in poverty in this country. And finally, I'd like to accept this award in loving memory of my mother Anna Pallisifer Raymond* who gave me so much love and support over the years. Thank you.

[*Spelling not confirmed.]

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