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posted by [personal profile] caramida at 01:57pm on 09/05/2010 under , ,
The winner of the Audience Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival was Davis Guggenheim's Waiting for Superman. This film is a documentary following the stories of five families across the country as they try to find the best schools and opportunities they can for their children. The film discusses some of the challenges our nation faces as we continue to let schools fail, and hopefully brings some ideas for fixing the problem. The film does feature Jeffrey Canada's work in Harlem, which holds some promise, for sure.

Waiting for Superman is not out yet; apparently still waiting on a distributor. Nonetheless, They released the trailer yesterday. You can find it here.



If you want to share your reactions to the trailer, feel free to do so here. I'd love to hear from you.
Music:: Me & Julio Down By the Schoolyard by Paul Simon
Mood:: 'thoughtful' thoughtful
location: Northern California
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posted by [identity profile] mercede02.livejournal.com at 06:17am on 10/05/2010
"When you see a great teacher, you are seeing a work of art."

Yeah. Kinda like that. All I can think of are my high school history, maths, and science teachers. The ones who showed me that I can. And here I am, on the brink of my dream, because I was showed how.

I hope that Celia has the same kinds of teachers, that can show her portals to her dreams.

-K
 
posted by [identity profile] sylphslider.livejournal.com at 07:23pm on 10/05/2010
This just makes me angry at my mom all over again.
 
posted by [identity profile] crayonbeam.livejournal.com at 03:05am on 11/05/2010
Depressing.

I shared it with a bunch of people.
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posted by [identity profile] caramida.livejournal.com at 03:15am on 11/05/2010
Was it depressing in a look at this mess, the country is screwed sort of way, or a this is a mess, but something can be done sort of way?

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