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Waiting for "Superman"

Author: Davis GuggenheimBilly KimballLesley ChilcottGeoffrey CanadaMichelle RheeAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen versionView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Davis Guggenheim; Billy Kimball; Lesley Chilcott; Geoffrey Canada; Michelle Rhee; Bill Strickland; Randi Weingarten; Christophe Beck; John Legend; Paramount Vantage.; Participant Media.; Walden Media.; Electric Kinney Films.; Paramount Pictures Corporation.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 868202475
Language Note: In English or Spanish with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Companion book: Waiting for "Superman" : how we can save America's failing public schools / edited by Karl Weber.
Special features: Commentary by director Davis Guggenheim and producer Lesley Chilcott ; Changing the odds ; Updates ; Conversation with Davis Guggenheim ; The future is in our classrooms ; The making of "Shine" ; Deleted scenes.
Credits: Cinematography, Erich Roland, Bob Richman ; editors, Greg Finton, Jay Cassidy, Kim Roberts ; music, Christophe Beck ; title track "Shine" written and performed by John Legend.
Cast: Bill Strickland, Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee, Randi Weingarten.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 surround; widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs.
Responsibility: Paramount Vantage and Participant Media present in association with Walden Media ; an Electric Kinney Films production ; a film by Davis Guggenheim ; written by Davis Guggenheim & Billy Kimball ; produced by Lesley Chilcott ; directed by Davis Guggenheim.

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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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