Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education statistics have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily,
whose stories make up the engrossing foundation of Waiting for Superman.
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Interviewer: We are here at the Hamptons International Film Festival with Davis Guggenheim, the Direction of Waiting for Superman. So tell us a little bit about the documentary. Davis Guggenheim: So this is the story about the five kids who are all looking for a great school. And there are different parts of the country, that ones in Harland, that ones are also in Northern California white middle class and they find that there education future is determine by the lottery. So Emily in Northern California has one school which is not so good another school which is she gets in to change her future, movies are wake up call for American that really recommit ourselves to having a great education for every kid in the market. We have to make a film that makes people care and fight for other people children as much as they care and fight for there own. I would like the audience to feel that this is the most important issue of our time that we are in total crisis. Interviewer: Do you think that mostly kids are going to interrupt the education right now. Michelle Rhee: I don’t think they are, I know they are. Davis Guggenheim: It’s much worse to what we taught but you can do something about it and the movie we offer many solutions. We show that it can be for the first time we really know that it can be done, you can go to somebody’s really poor neighborhoods and you can send 90% of those in the college. We have the power to change the schools, that’s what the movie can do is to push people to make change.