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An inspiring, educational, highly enjoyable documentary from director Patrick Creadon, best known for 2008's I.O.U.S.A., which chronicled America's less-than-healthy fiscal condition.
The film is about innovation inside and outside the classroom and the transformative power of good teaching.
[Creadon] probably errs on the side of advocacy here. But give him credit for acknowledging that idealistic endeavors don't always pay off.
A bracing, quietly exhilarating documentary about a group of high school students who discover their inner architects over the course of an academic year.
The film proves not only a stirring look at education's potential to rally and invigorate but also a vital snapshot of contemporary rural America.
The scattered pieces come together to form a thoughtful examination of the need to keep students engaged with education, and the challenges that arise in attempting anything against the grain.
It's joyful upon seeing the kids realize there's a humanitarian angle to all this and discover they can do more than what the run-down surroundings dictate to them.
Unorthodox shop class says if you build it, it will mean something to you
You'll be happy you saw this film.
This stirring, wonderful documentary follows two idealistic, tenacious young architects arriving in the deep South to teach rural high school kids to design and build.
This is a compelling narrative both in its own terms and as a metaphor of many of the core themes and conflicts in America today.
If they build it, you should still stay home.
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