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Program 11: Public Employees Rock! 'Teacher Of the Year' and 'Creative Feds'

  • Cinema Village 22 East 12th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Creative Feds - Civil servants by day. Artists by night and weekend. Go beyond the stereotype of the "faceless bureaucrat" by meeting two federal workers who are as dedicated to public service as they are to their music. (2017, 15 min)

Teacher of the Year - In a year when tens of thousands of public school teachers have walked off their underpaid jobs and shouted, "Enough is enough!' about under-funding their salaries and their classrooms, this fascinating portrait of one teacher's struggle to balance it all serves as a window onto today's hottest story.

What happens when a real teacher tries to become a Hollywood hero? Through a blend of vérité footage, interviews, media clips, and self-reflections, we document Angie Scioli’s struggle to balance her professional, personal, and political life during the tumultuous 2013-2014 school year; additionally, through interviews with media scholars and educational experts, we contextualize Angie's teaching life amidst a complex web of media and sociological forces that impact the personal and professional experiences of all teachers. (2017, 90 min)