June 17, 2013
We recently added “The Revisionaries” to the DBRL collection. The film was shown at the Ragtag last year, and currently has a rating of 91% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
Exposé of the power struggle inside the Texas State Board of Education, the government body that determines what students learn in Texas public schools and, due to the buying power of their system, often the entire country. Showcases how public education has become the latest battleground in a new wave of cultural, religious, and ideological clashes, with Texas education board members advancing agendas of Creationism and other religious issues in public schools.
Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.
May 24, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room
“Battle: Change From Within” is a documentary about educator Eliot Battle and the pivotal role he played in desegregating schools, housing, and the Columbia community. As Battle facilitated changes with quiet resolve, he faced resistance from both the black and white communities. His calm demeanor and dedicated work within existing institutions and systems allowed him to bridge the gap between the two races and change Columbia for the better. The filmmakers will be on hand for a Q & A after the film. (58 min.)
February 23, 2011
We recently added Waiting for Superman to the DBRL collection. The movie was directed by Davis Guggenheim, the director of An Inconvenient Truth and It Might Get Loud. The movie played at Hollywood Theatres last year and has won several awards. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
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.
Check out the official movie site for more info.