Watch New Release films and support your local nonprofit, the Des Moines Film Society.
Through August 27
“Starting at Zero” explores the power of investing in high-quality early childhood education so that all children and families have the opportunity to attain the American Dream.
The film brings together the voices of policymakers, educators, academics, business leaders, pediatricians, parents and children. It examines the latest developmental brain science to demonstrate how essential the earliest years of learning are to maximize human potential.
“Starting at Zero” culminates with a call to governors across America for collective action: to set our nation on the path to future success through significant investments in high-quality early childhood education. At the heart of the film is the affirmation that if children are given the opportunity to thrive in settings with caring, responsive adults, the returns to our society will be deep and long-lasting.