Spelling The Dream: Netflix documentary on Indian-American dominance in spelling bees

Have you ever watched an edition of Scripps National Spelling Bee and wondered why it consists mostly of Indian-American contestants? Netflix’s upcoming documentary ‘Spelling The Dream’ delves into this trend.

The official synopsis reads: 

“Following four hopeful competitors, this documentary explores Indian Americans’ decades-long success at the biggest spelling contest in the U.S.”

The Scripps National Spelling Bee has been won by an Indian-American for twelve years straight. The documentary decodes what goes behind the streak and how important it is to the community.

Directed by Sam Rega, it includes perspectives from CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Fareed Zakaria, comedian Hari Kondabolu, ESPN’s Kevin Negandhi, 1999 Scripps National Spelling Bee winner, Nupur Lala, among others.

The release date for Spelling The Dream is June 3.

Here’s the trailer:

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