Documentaries (education)

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Waiting for 'Superman' (2010 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education "statistics" have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca... (111 mins.)
 
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We Are the People We've Been Waiting For (2009 Documentary)
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This landmark documentary explores the extent to which young people around the world are being failed... (90 mins.)
Director: Daryl Goodrich
 
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Paper Clips (2004 Documentary)
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As a part of their study of the Holocaust, the children of the Whitwell, TN Middle School try to collect 6 million paper clips representing the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis. (82 mins.)
 
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Bowling for Columbine (2002 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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Mad Hot Ballroom (2005 Documentary)
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The students of several New York City elementary schools learn ballroom dancing and compete in a city wide dance competition. (105 mins.)
Director: Marilyn Agrelo
 
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Spellbound (2002 Documentary)
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Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee. (97 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Blitz
 
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Race to Nowhere (2010 Documentary)
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RACE TO NOWHERE is a close-up look at the pressures on today's students, offering an intimate view of lives packed with activities... (85 mins.)
 
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Ten9Eight: Shoot for the Moon (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary on inner city teens from Harlem to Compton and all points in between, as they compete in an annual business plan competition run by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). (84 mins.)
Director: Mary Mazzio
 
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2 Million Minutes: The 21st Century Solution (2009 Documentary)
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For 25 years, report after report has shown that American students are falling further and further behind the rest of the world intellectually... (54 mins.)
Director: Dan Treharne
 
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Please Vote for Me (2007 Documentary)
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Democracy in China exists, that is, in a primary school in Wuhan where a grade 3 class can vote who they want as class monitor. (58 mins.)
Director: Weijun Chen
 
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Us and Our Education (2009 Documentary)
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Us and Our Education is a documentary exploring learning disabilities within school and through to the work place... (28 mins.)
Director: Chris Burns
 
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Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008 Documentary)
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Ben Stein examines the issue of academic freedom and decides that there is none when it comes to the debate over intelligent design. (90 mins.)
“ Intelligent Design is *beep* watch this to understand how there are actually people out there who actually believe in that nonsense. ” - patru820