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MIPTV Picks 2014: Teach

Following up his earlier examinations of the American education system, director Davis Guggenheim takes his cameras back to school for this inspiring look at what makes a great teacher.
March 21, 2014


Partners: Directed by Davis Guggenheim, produced by Participant Media;
distributed by Tricon Films & Television
Length: 1 x 120 minutes
Aired: September 2013 (U.S.)
Rights available: Worldwide excluding U.S.

In the U.S., 60% of its teachers are expected to retire in the next decade. Following up his earlier examinations of the American education system – Waiting for Superman and The First Year – director Davis Guggenheim takes his cameras back to school for this inspiring look at what makes a great teacher. Hosted by Queen Latifah, the program follows four teachers in different schools and charts the challenges and triumphs they face in the effort to make a difference in the lives of their students.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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