[United States] : Paramount Home Entertainment, c2011.
[Blu-ray version ; widescreen version.]
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Blu-ray disc; DTS-HD Master Audio (English), Dolby digital 5.1 (Spanish); requires Blu-ray player.
Includes English and dubbed Spanish language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, English (SDH), French, Portuguese 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.
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.
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