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Waiting for Superman

Author: Bill StricklandGeoffrey CanadaMichelle RheeRandi WeingartenLesley ChilcottAll authors
Publisher: Australia : Paramount Home Entertainment, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Provides 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Strickland; Geoffrey Canada; Michelle Rhee; Randi Weingarten; Lesley Chilcott; Billy Kimball; Davis Guggenheim; Paramount Classics (Firm); Paramount Pictures Corporation.
OCLC Number: 743487914
Language Note: English or Spanish dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.
Credits: Directed by Davis Guggenheim ; producers Lesley Chilcott ; writers David Guggenheim & Billy Kimball.
Cast: Bill Strickland, Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee, Randi Weingarten.
Awards: Winner, Best Documentary, National Board of Review ; Winner, 2010 Audience Award, U.S. Documentary, Sundance Film Festival.
Target Audience: Censorship classification : PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: PAL, Region 4.

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"Provides 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.

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