READy, or Not?

 A documentary in production about the early literacy crisis from award winning director Jenny Mackenzie, and executive producer Allison Gushée Molkenthin.

READy or Not? shows how technology can produce community-wide change in preparing young children at greatest risk for illiteracy. Through intimate footage, we see the resilience and strength of four families as they passionately advocate to provide free literacy programs for their own children and their communities. Despite significant barriers like language, learning disabilities, and poverty, we see these families and leaders in their communities fight tirelessly to provide our youngest generation with the most foundational indicator of life long success: the ability to read. 

When it’s completed, READy or NOT? will be submitted to top film festivals around the globe, and have an education and outreach plan focused on collaborative community screenings that address the early literacy crisis, and focus on harnessing technological tools with parental engagement to close disparities gaps and create more literate communities.