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Waiting for "Superman"

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Director: Davis Guggenheim

Cast: Davis Guggenheim, Bianca, Anthony, Daisy

     
 

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Documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim explores the tragic ways in which the American public education system is failing our nation's children, and explores the roles that charter schools and education reformers could play in offering hope for the future. We see the statistics every day -- students dropping out, science and math scores falling, and schools closing due… See more details below

Overview

Documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim explores the tragic ways in which the American public education system is failing our nation's children, and explores the roles that charter schools and education reformers could play in offering hope for the future. We see the statistics every day -- students dropping out, science and math scores falling, and schools closing due to lack of funding. What we don't see are the names and faces of the children whose entire futures are at stake due to our own inability to enact change. There was a time when the American public education system was a model admired by the entire world. Today other countries are surpassing us in every respect, and the slogan "No Child Left Behind" has become a cynical punch line. Bianca, Emily, Anthony, Daisy, and Francisco are five students who deserve better. By investigating how the current system is actually obstructing their education instead of bolstering it, Guggenheim opens the door to considering possible options for transformation and improvement.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2011
UPC:
0097363565048
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
PG
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:51:00
Sales rank:
54,728

Special Features

Closed Caption; Four additional inspiring teacher/student stories ; The making of "Shine": the film's title track by musician John Legend ; A conversation with director Davis Guggenheim

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bianca Participant
Anthony Participant
Daisy Participant
Emily Participant
Francisco Participant
Geoffrey Canada Participant
Michelle Rhee Participant
Randi Weingarten Participant
David Levin Participant
Mike Feinberg Participant
Bill Strickland Participant
Eric Hanushek Participant

Technical Credits
Davis Guggenheim Director,Screenwriter
Christophe Beck Score Composer
Jay Cassidy Editor
Lesley Chilcott Producer
Sean Donnelly Animator
Greg Finton Editor
Eliza Hindmarch Co-producer
Billy Kimball Screenwriter
John Legend Songwriter
Robert Richman Cinematographer
Bob Richman Cinematographer
Kim Roberts Editor
Erich Roland Cinematographer
Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Diane Weyermann Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Waiting for Superman"
1. Chapter 1 [6:56]
2. Chapter 2 [7:26]
3. Chapter 3 [4:57]
4. Chapter 4 [6:21]
5. Chapter 5 [6:31]
6. Chapter 6 [7:57]
7. Chapter 7 [6:18]
8. Chapter 8 [6:11]
9. Chapter 9 [5:26]
10. Chapter 10 [10:25]
11. Chapter 11 [1:25]
12. Chapter 12 [3:40]
13. Chapter 13 [5:54]
14. Chapter 14 [8:36]
15. Chapter 15 [10:35]
16. Chapter 16 [4:10]

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