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The First Year (2001)

Cast: Joy Kraft-Watts, Georgene Acosta, Genevieve Debose
Director: Davis Guggenheim, Davis Guggenheim
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Studio: New Video Group
Genre: Documentary, Biographies, Political & Social Issues
Running Time: 80 min.
Languages: English
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Synopsis
Davis Guggenheim directs The First Year, a documentary about five rookie teachers in the Los Angeles public school system. George Acosta teaches English as a second language, Genevieve DeBose teaches middle school language arts and social studies, Joy Kraft-Watts teaches high school history, Nate Monley teaches fifth-grade bilingual education, Maurice Rabb teaches kindergarten, and Andrew Glass teaches elementary special education. Guggenheim investigates how and why the subjects became teachers as well as the struggles they encountered during their first year of teaching. The First Year was broadcast on PBS in 2004. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide

Special Features:

  • Bonus Film: Teach
  • Teacher Commentary Tracks
  • Teacher Profiles
  • Epilogue with Teacher Commentary
  • Production Notes





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