Indiana Coalition for Public Education—Monroe County August 11, 2016
Contact: Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer, Chair FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cell Phone: 812-320-4400
INDIANA COALITION FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION TO SCREEN GO PUBLIC, A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
Bloomington, Indiana—In 2012, many people who worked and studied in the public schools of Pasadena, California, made their lives available for a large project: the portrait of one day in the life of an American school district. The resulting movie, Go Public, will be screened and discussed Thursday, August 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Monroe County Public Library auditorium.
Go Public is remarkable for what it does not contain. There are no outside experts consulted in this movie, no voice-over narration, no soundtrack other than the sounds that were recorded by the camera crews. Fifty filmmakers followed fifty people—janitors, students, teachers, and the superintendent—on a spring day that culminated in a school board meeting. What emerges is not a tidy narrative, but a layered and compelling portrait of the complicated work of serving a racially integrated population of children from families across the spectrums of need, privilege, and ability.
For anyone interested in taking a close look at the myriad relationships, skills, struggles, and aspirations involved in the project of public education, this movie is essential viewing. The screening will be followed by a short discussion that will give viewers a chance to air their responses to the film.
This event is sponsored by the Indiana Coalition for Public Education—Monroe County. (http://icpe-monroecounty.org/; https://www.facebook.com/Indiana-Coalition-for-Public-Education-Monroe-County-374573205902510/).
For further information, please contact Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer at 812-320-4400.