The documentary The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting For Superman plays Sept. 25 at Maple Ridge city hall.

The documentary The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting For Superman plays Sept. 25 at Maple Ridge city hall.

Public education focus of next Cinema Politica doc

Screening Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting
For Superman in Maple Ridge Sept. 25

Ridge Meadows Cinema Politica’s next documentary is sure to stir up discussion about public education system in B.C.

The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting For Superman highlights the real life experiences of public school parents and educators to show how so-called reforms of privatized education are actually hurting education for the most vulnerable, those students and parents who need public schools.

Following his success with his film An Inconvenient Truth, director Davis Guggenheim made the film Waiting For Superman which analyzed the failures of the American public education system by following several students as they strive to be accepted into a charter school.

The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting For Superman was created as a response to Guggenheim’s documentary and was created by a grassroots group of parents and teachers.

The film focuses on the kinds of real reforms that are urgently needed to genuinely transform education. A functioning democracy needs an efficient and thriving public education, this film explains why.

Oosha Ramsoondar with Cinema Politica said as B.C. students and parents face an ongoing crisis in our public education with the government and teachers poles apart on the issue of class size and composition, we need to look at what is at stake for the future of public education in this province.

David Chudnovosky, former president of the B.C. Teachers Federation and Jack Emberly, a retired teacher, will speak after the screening.

Showtime

The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting For Superman screens at Maple Ridge city hall on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit cinemapolitica.org/ridgemeadows.