The First Year

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Winner of numerous awards including the prestigious Peabody this powerful and moving film is a "must-see" for anyone who is or has ever thought of becoming a parent or teacher. The film chronicles the first year of five young teachers as they fight the real fight: educating our children one child at a time. From acclaimed filmmaker Davis Guggenheim THE FIRST YEAR shows th human side of the story revealing all the determination and commitment it takes to survive in America's toughest schools. From kindergarten teacher Maurice who refuses to give up as he fights to help a boy with speech problems to Genevi+¿ve who "wanted to teach the kids no one else wanted to teach" the men women and children profiled in this film are sure to inspire and provoke debate. Intense and emotional THE FIRST YEAR cuts through the education rhetoric and reminds US what is real: The powerful relationship between teacher and student. TEACH: This 35 minute bonus film is a powerful accompaniment to THE FIRST YEAR created to attract talented and passionate people into the teaching profession. DVD Features: Bonus Film Teach; Teacher Commentary Tracks; Teacher Profiles; Epilogue with Teacher Commentary; "How to Get Involved" Booklet; Production Notes; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection.

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Director: Davis Guggenheim
Producer: Davis Guggenheim
Producer: Julia Schacter
Actor: Genevieve Debose
Actor: Georgene Acosta
Actor: Joy Kraft-Watts

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