CCIU to host doc­u­men­tary screen­ing

The Ch­ester County In­ter­me­di­ate Unit will host a screen­ing and dis­cus­sion of “Most Likely to Suc­ceed.”

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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.

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