One on One

One on One

UNO a UNO is a short documentary film that tells the true story of a community in rural Puerto Rico and its effort to eradicate a 43.9% student dropout rate in one of its main public middle school. The students have attended the Antonio Badillo Hernández School since early childhood with the dream to graduate and receive their diploma. Instead family drama and social decay has led them to fall behind in their academics and potentially drop out of school at an unacceptable early age. As school dropouts these youngsters would be at a much higher likelihood of living in poverty or becoming delinquents and a burden for decades to come. This is precisely when community leader, Mrs. Nilda Prieto (mother of three), decided to form a program where these under served children have mentors, altruistic people who give of their time, energy and kindness, to guide their paths to educational and moral improvement. Volunteers come from all community sectors - public, private and non-governmental organizations (NGO). Their commitment is reflected in intellectual support and motivational encouragement to help the participating students reach their goal: promotion to another grade by graduating from middle school. But reality strikes when differences between mentors and students put the mentoring program at risk. The great majority of these children come from dysfunctional families, in many occasions from single parent household, living in extremely poor conditions. The lack of interest from their siblings and parents and their social background curtail their desire to strive in all aspects of their life. The story hits a stop when mentors face a great dilemma as their initial plan to help the students fails.

Other Titles
Uno a Uno
Running Time
28 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Noel Quiñones
Noel Quiñones, Juan Agustin Marquez
USA, Puerto Rico
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «One on One» (23)

Brenda avatar

I'm surprised I've not watched it sooner but hugely enjoyed every moment of this film. This film is up there in my top 10 films!

Jeffrey Gonzalez avatar
Jeffrey Gonzalez

Enjoyable story and well acted

Christian Young avatar
Christian Young

Great movie. Seriously, stop reading reviews and go watch it!

Diane O. avatar
Diane O.

From the beginning to the very end, the Uno a Uno is interesting and enjoyable!

Megan Woods avatar
Megan Woods

this should be required viewing to all 7th graders.

Theresa Webb avatar
Theresa Webb

I like Juan Agustin Marquez so this was a treat for me. Overall, this was a good way to spend an evening.

Steven avatar

great performance by all, I truly enjoyed this Documentary movie

Willie Parker avatar
Willie Parker

Here's a fine example of a film that may makes up for an exciting watch due to its director Noel Quiñones extra-ordinary sense of creating spectacles that feel like breathing artworks.

Lauren C. avatar
Lauren C.

This is one of THE best original Documentary movies to come out in a long time! The cinematography, ORIGINAL choreography, story, cast and acting are all spot-on! The over-all production quality is top!

Crystal T. avatar
Crystal T.

I'm not a big movie goer, but I had huge expectations for this one, and I was absolutely blown away by the beauty and magic and absolute fantastic storytelling in this movie.