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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
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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