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Waiting for "Superman"

(DVD - 2011)
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Waiting for "Superman"
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Provided is an engaging and inspiring look at public education in the United States. This documentary has helped launch a movement to achieve a real and lasting change through the compelling stories of five unforgettable students such as Emily, a Silicon Valley eighth-grader who is afraid of being labeled as unfit for college, and Francisco, a Bronx first-grader whose mom will do anything to give him a shot at a better life. Included are featurettes, and commentary.
Title: Waiting for "Superman"
[videorecording]
Published: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2011.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (111 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: Four additional inspiring teacher/student stories; Changing the odds, a look at innovative programs that are changing public education; Public education updates, changes which have taken place since the making of the film; A conversation with Davis Guggenheim; The future is in our classrooms; The making of "Shine"; the film's title track by musician John Legend; commentary by director Davis Guggenheim and producer Lesley Chilcott.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.
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Summary: Provided is an engaging and inspiring look at public education in the United States. This documentary has helped launch a movement to achieve a real and lasting change through the compelling stories of five unforgettable students such as Emily, a Silicon Valley eighth-grader who is afraid of being labeled as unfit for college, and Francisco, a Bronx first-grader whose mom will do anything to give him a shot at a better life. Included are featurettes, and commentary.
Audience: MPAA rating PG some thematic material, mild language, and incidental smoking.
Local Note: 1 2
ISBN: 9781415757222
1415757224
Branch Call Number: DVD 370.973 WAI
Statement of Responsibility: Paramount Vantage and Participant Media present ; written by Davis Guggenheim & Billy Kimball ; produced by Lesley Chilcott ; directed by Davis Guggenheim
Credits: Cinematography by Erich Roland, Bob Richman ; edited by Greg Finton, Jay Cassidy, Kim Roberts ; music by Christophe Beck.
Performers: Bill Strickland, Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee, Randi Weingarten.
System Details: DVD, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Other Language: English or Spanish dialogue; English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Educational equalization United States Video recordings. School improvement programs United States Video recordings. Education United States Evaluation Video recordings. Education Standards United States Video recordings. Educational accountability Law and legislation United States Video recordings. Education United States Video recordings.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films.
Topical Term: Educational equalization
School improvement programs
Education
Education
Educational accountability
Education
Publisher No: 35650
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