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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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