Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2011.
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Includes English and dubbed Spanish language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Bill Strickland, Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee, Randi Weingarten.
Writers, Davis Guggenheim & Billy Kimball ; producer, Lesley Chilcott ; director, Davis Guggenheim ; cinematography by Erich Roland, Bob Richman ; editors, Greg Finton, Jay Cassidy, Kim Roberts ; music, Christophe Beck.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.
MPAA rating: PG; for some thematic material, mild language, and incidental smoking.
Provided is an engaging and inspiring look at public education in the United States. This documentary has helped launch a movement to achieve a real and lasting change through the compelling stories of five unforgettable students such as Emily, a Silicon Valley eighth-grader who is afraid of being labeled as unfit for college, and Francisco, a Bronx first-grader whose mom will do anything to give him a shot at a better life. Included are featurettes, and commentary.
Special features: Four additional inspiring teacher/student stories; Changing the odds, a look at innovative programs that are changing public education; Public education updates, changes which have taken place since the making of the film; A conversation with Davis Guggenheim; The future is in our classrooms; The making of "Shine"; the film's title track by musician John Legend; commentary by director Davis Guggenheim and producer Lesley Chilcott.
MW, 2-11; 3-11(add); 8-11(add)
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