|Director Kelly Amis|
Country United States
|Release date 2011 (2011)|
Teached vol 1 trailer
Teached is a short documentary film series directed and produced by Kelly Amis and her production company Loudspeaker Films. The films address the causes and consequences of the achievement gap in the U.S. public education system. TEACHED Vol. I, which includes the first three short films in the series, premiered at the Napa Valley Film Festival in late 2011.
More than half a century after Brown v. Board of Education promised that all students would receive an equal education, many schools are still failing record numbers of African American and Hispanic students, showing little change in the race-based achievement gap. TEACHED Volume I relies on nearly twenty years of teaching, research, and experience working in and for urban schools as it addresses some of today's most challenging education issues, from the under-education and over-incarceration of minority youth to the fight over teacher tenure.
TEACHED Volume I
TEACHED Volume I features the first three films of the series: The Path to Prison, The Blame Game: Teachers Speak Out and Unchartered Territory. Each addresses topical issues around the American education system, especially those affecting urban youth.
Cast and crew
TEACHED was originally conceived as a feature-length documentary but evolved into a short film series during production. It was sponsored by the International Documentary Association and was funded by charitable contributions. In 2013, Amis won the Teach for America Social Innovation Award, which provided an additional $50,000 to the project.
Awards and screenings