The following is a fact-filled educational film that needs to be seen. This will impact your life postively and show you what is really happening in our world behind the closed curtains. Be prepared, this film is much stronger than coffee. Expect your jaw to be on the floor and eyes wide open after watching some of these! -Andrew B.
Video #2: Waiting For Superman
Length: 111 minutes
Release Date: 2010
Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education “statistics” have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundation of WAITING FOR SUPERMAN. As he follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth, Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying “drop-out factories” and “academic sinkholes,” methodically dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems
The film analyzes the failures of American public education by following several students through the educational system, hoping to be selected in a lottery for acceptance into charter schools.
The film received the Audience Award for best documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The film also received the Best Documentary Feature at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.
Watch: Waiting For Superman