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Release Date:
6 September 2001 (USA) See more »
5 Teachers. 180 Days. Our Children's Future.
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  (in credits order)
Georgene Acosta ... Herself
Geneviève DeBose ... Herself
Joy Kraft-Watts ... Herself
Nate Monley ... Himself
Maurice Rabb ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Elisabeth Shue ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Davis Guggenheim 
Produced by
Joanna Friedman .... assistant producer
Davis Guggenheim .... producer
Kheshgi .... associate producer
Senain Kheshgi .... associate producer
Jill Murphy .... executive producer
Julia Schachter .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Brook 
Cinematography by
Sandra Chandler 
Davis Guggenheim 
Jennifer Lane 
Film Editing by
Jay Cassidy  (as Jay Lash Cassidy)
Sam Citron 
Peggy Davis 
Art Department
Nancy A. Knight .... lead scenic painter
Mike Wells .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Aaron Glascock .... supervising sound editor
Scott Harber .... sound mixer
David S. McJunkin .... sound mixer
Editorial Department
Mitch Rosin .... assistant editor
Other crew
Susan Bradley .... title designer
Mark Dashiell .... production assistant
Joanna Friedman .... researcher
Scott Hatcher .... production assistant


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A great documentary of unsung heros, 28 September 2001
Author: Gambit8234 ( from Haddonfield NJ

I saw this documentary by chance on PBS last night. It chronicles the hardships of being an inter-city teacher in Los Angeles. Some segments are very emotional, such as when one teacher realizes how little his students have. The main thing that this documentary brings to mind, is that the teachers who are helping these kids out are heros. Heros that not many people in our country recognize.

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