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Waiting for Superman

Author: Bill StricklandMichelle RheeGeoffrey CanadaRandi WeingartenDavis GugginheimAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Strickland; Michelle Rhee; Geoffrey Canada; Randi Weingarten; Davis Gugginheim; Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm).; Paramount Vantage (Firm).; Participant Media (Firm).; Walden Media (Firm).; Electric Kinney Films (Firm).
ISBN: 1415757224 9781415757222
OCLC Number: 780031998
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired. In English or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Notes: "The fate of our country won't be decided on a battlefield, it will be deterined in a classroom."--Container.
Credits: Director, Davis Guggenheim ; producer, Lesley Chilcott ; music, Christopher Beck ; editing, Greg Finton, Jay Cassidy ; cinematography, Erich Roland, Bob Richman ; writers, Davis Guggenheim & Billy Kimball.
Performer(s): Featuring Bill Strickland, Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee, Randi Weingarten.
Target Audience: Rated PG; for some thematic material, mild language and incidental smoking.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Contents: Special features: 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.
Responsibility: Paramount Vantage ; Participant Media ; Walden Media ; Electric Kinney Films.

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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.

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