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The fate of our country won't be decided on a battlefield, it will be determined in a classroom.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 15, 2011
- Originally Released: 2010
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Four additional inspirig teacher/student stories
- The making of "Shine": the film's title track by musician John Legend
- A conversation with director Davis Guggenheim
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish
- DTS HD Master Audio - English, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Directed by||Davis Guggenheim|
|Composition by||Christophe Beck|
|Director of Photography:||Erich Roland & Robert Richman|
[A] powerful and alarming documentary about America's failing public school system...
New York Times
4 stars out of 4 -- [A] masterful picture, which vaults itself among the year's best films.
Rating: 2/5 -- In the end, this is scattergun film-making, well-intentioned but sloppy, sometimes deliberately evasive. If this documentary were an exam essay, I'd fail it. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (UK)
4 stars out of 5 -- [Guggenheim] shows a knack for presenting otherwise dry facts and figures in both a simple and dramatic way, combining them with heart-rending human stories.
3.5 stars out of 4 -- [Guggenheim] contends the American educational system is failing....He dramatizes this failure in a painfully direct way, says what is wrong, says what is right.
Guggenheim's heartbreaking film, a Best Documentary contender that did not even get nominated---he won for An Inconvenient Truth---opens with an admission of white liberal guilt. Full Review
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Overlooks some larger issues regarding systemic poverty and social inequities, while the tricky matter of private funding is elided altogether.
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.
- Sales Rank: 105,800
- UPC: 097361422244
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