Vicki Abeles is a filmmaker, speaker and advocate for children and families. Her first feature documentary, “Race to Nowhere“, is a vivid portrayal of the pressure-cooker culture dominating America’s schools.Using a cutting-edge community distribution model that has showcased the film in more than 6,000 community-sponsored screenings, Abeles has brought “Race to Nowhere” to more than 1 million viewers around the globe. Abeles launched a social action campaign committed to providing resources and tools to support awareness, dialogue and community action connected to the issues the film raises. Additional credits include Associate Producer on the Sundance favorite Miss Representation and co-author of the End the Race Companion Book for parents, educators and students. She is currently working on her next education documentary and a book to be published by Simon & Schuster and lives in the San Francisco Bay area.