The PACT Community

Welcome to The PACT community! Here you will find a variety of information about the documentary and our upcoming schedule of community and festival screenings.

Discussion questions:

Click here for some questions and a vocabulary list to fuel a discussion of the movie (pdf)

Upcoming screenings:



Click here to register for The PACT mailing list to receive updates on festivals and screenings!

Community Photo Galleries

A collection of pictures from screenings around the country
- Click here to view

Share your story! Make your own PACT

Congratulations to the winners of the Make Your Own Pact essay contest!

Click for info about the Three Doctors'
We Beat the Street Scholarship (pdf)

Click here to read about the doctors'
Three D's for Success (pdf)

Shout-outs from the Street

Dr. James E. King, pastor and founder of The Family Life Christian Center shares why the story of the Three Doctors needs to be told in [ this video ]. Click the link to play the video.



"I teach in an inner city elementary school that serves students at the poverty level. I hope that by watching this video, viewers (faculty and students) will see possibilities in our own neighborhood."
   Kelly M. Ward,
   Heritage Elementary School

"Like the Three Doctors, we see youths in our library every day that are being raised without the guidance of one or both parents and we sadly watch them fall victim to the streets. As we watched the expressions on the faces of the teens as we discussed the book and watched the movie, we were hopeful that the "gift" from the Three doctors was received and the young adults realized that they had choices and could reclaim a meaningful, successful, and happy life despite the mistakes made in the past."
   Debra Cahill and Virginia Wright,
   Tuscarawas County Public Library

"Thank you for the opportunity to view the documentary, The Pact. The Pact movie and book are gripping, courageous, and inspiring. They are a powerful message of hope. Our boys are adjudicated youth from North and Southwest Philadelphia. The boys related to both the book and the movie. I hope you can pass the word along because it really helps today's youth to have a positive message of hope and survival."
   Geraldine Orlando,
   Teacher, De La Salle Vocational School

"I showed my students The Pact as a surprise, and I will never forget the expressions on their faces when they saw the three doctors and their families. Their faces showed that they finally realized "this is real." And if the doctors are real to them, so are their accomplishments, their strength and their message of hope. That to me was the film's source of power. It validated the experience because to them, if they read it it might be true, but if they see it it MUST be true."
   Tania C. Lopez
   Florida International University

"We loved it, and the kids really responded in a positive way. Those that are open to change were the ones who were most impressed. I would say it was over 60%, which I find really good because of the length of the film. Remember this is the instant gratification and video game generation whose attention span is lacking."
    Patsy Scates
    Lousiana State Youth Opportunities Unlimited

"The documentary contained things that teenagers would relate to and it inspires the urban youth to pursue their goals."
   Loren
   Age: 15

"It showed me that I can come from nothing to something; it was a great influence."
    Lanisha
   Age: 17

"It's heartwarming... I think of it like "Hoop Dreams," but with a good ending. "Hoop Dreams" was a tragedy, but this is a success story, where you see that the will of the individual really can overcome any odds. It's just three kids saying, "We are going to become black doctors." And they make it!"
    Stacy Spikes
    Urbanworld Film Festival

"I see The PACT as a love letter to the triumph of human spirit."
   Luis Portillo

"It has really challenged me to do more to help kids realize that they are limited only by bounds placed on them by themselves."
   Lisa King, MD
   Age: 40

"It made me want to work even harder towards my goals. It made me realize how much potential I have and how I can also make a difference."
   Erica Austin
   Age: 17

"This piece was uplifting, motivating, and refreshing. I've heard the Doctors' story before, but I was glad that I had the opportunity to expose my 12-year old to this story."
   Jarvis Cooper
   Age: 35

"I feel like if I stick to what I want to do, I can do anything."
   Nathan Williams
   Age: 12

"The point of the film was to encourage people to dream big and understand that your circumstances don't define what you are capable (of). The film did inspire me because it shows that people my age do have the willpower to rise above our expectations."
   Kirena Wormley
   Age: 14

"Your background does not determine your outcome. Dedication, discipline, and goals in combination with prayer will help you reach your goals. Overall, the film is inspiring. The Three Doctors are positive role models for young people and adults alike."
   Sharon Lane
   Age: 40