CCIU to host documentary screening
The Chester County Intermediate Unit will host a screening and discussion of “Most Likely to Succeed.”
DOWNINGTOWN >> Joining a worldwide campaign to re-imagine education, the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) will host a screening and discussion of “Most Likely to Succeed.”
The documentary screening will be on Nov. 30 from 5:45 – 8 p.m. at the Technical College High School Brandywine Campus at 455 Boot Road. It will feature a student panel, round-table dialogue and an open forum discussion following the screening. Complimentary dinner will be served at 5 p.m.
“Most Likely to Succeed” offers an innovative look at the current educational system and asks audiences to consider a new vision. The film examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s technology-driven world, according to filmmakers. They added that the film offers an “inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable” of with a vision and the courage to transform their schools.
Directed by documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been a selection of two dozen top international film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca and AFI DOCS. It has been featured at leading conferences on education, including ASU/ GSV, SxSWedu, Harvard/ GoldmanSachs and NewSchools Venture Fund. More than 2,300 communities have booked a screening of “Most Likely to Succeed” in the past year.
Filmmakers said such events foster meaningful discussions among educators, administrators, parents and students about how current obstacles can be overcome on a local level to support students.
The screening tour is coorganized by The Future Project, a nonprofit dedicated to transforming innercity public schools across the country and with a vision for America’s future. The mission of the film is to “inspire and empower communities across the country to revolutionize their schools for the 21st Century.”
Visit mltsfilm.org for more information about the film and movement.
The event is open to the public. To participate, register at www.cciu.org/ MLTSReg by Wednesday, Nov. 23. For additional information, visit www.cciu.org/MLTS.