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"Knights of the South Bronx," co-written by SOA's Jamal Joseph, Airs Dec. 17

Jamal Joseph, assistant professor of professional practice in the School of the Arts' Film Division and the executive artistic director of the New Heritage Theatre Group, has co-written a powerful and dramatic film, "Knights of the South Bronx," starring Ted Danson.

The film portrays the challenges and victories of young students from the South Bronx. Based on the true story of David MacEnulty, an elementary school English teacher in the southwest Bronx, the film follows a group of inner city children as they learn, then master competitive chess and triumph by beating private school teams across the United States.

Joseph also serves as an instructor for screenwriting workshops that are a collaboration among Columbia University, Writer's Guild of America East and the Harlem Arts Alliance.

"Knights of the South Bronx" will air next on the A&E Television Network on Saturday, December 17, at 2p.m. Check local listings for other showing times.

Published: Dec 16, 2005
Last modified: Dec 16, 2005

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