Spelling the Dream (Netflix)

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On Netflix: June 3, 2020

1h 23m | Documentary, Family


For the past 12 years, the winner of the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee has been an Indian American competitor. Spelling the Dream follows four competitors as they prepare for the upcoming tournament, putting in an incredible amount of work to learn thousands of words in the English dictionary.

From studying in their living room, straight through to the big day, the film shows us the reasons for the incredible winning streak and what it means for the Indian American community.

Director: Sam Rega
Studio: Netflix
Producer(s): Chris Weller, Sam Rega
Cast: Srinivas Ayyagari, Ratnam Chitturi, Shourav Dasari, Pawan Dhingra, Ashrita Gandhari, Sanjay Gupta, Farid Zakaria, Hari Kondabolu
Writer(s): Sam Rega, Chris Weller
Official Site: netflix.com/title/81069312

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