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Preview Upcoming NBPC Doc '180 Days: Inside An American High School'

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act December 5, 2012 at 5:58PM

It might be just me, but I've noticed what seems like a rush of new films in the last year or so, both fiction and documentary, that, broadly-speaking, center on education in the USA.
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DC Met

It might be just me, but I've noticed what seems like a rush of new films in the last year or so, both fiction and documentary, that, broadly-speaking, center on education in the USA.

A hat-tip goes to all those filmmakers and films for taking on and contributing to the ongoing conversation... like this one from the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), the organization behind a number of great, informative web-based projects we've highlighted on this site.

Titled 180 Days: Inside An American High School, the documentary's description reads:

Following the day-to-day stories of students, parents, teachers and staff at the Washington Metropolitan High School (DC MET), “180 Days: Inside An American High School” is an intimate portrait of a public school that attempts to make a difference in the lives of students each and every day. Whether they are preparing for college or becoming teen moms, the students at DC Met face many challenges with spirit and resilience and welcome us to challenge many of our own assumptions as we travel with the first graduating class to commencement. Led by a charismatic and outspoken young principal, DC Met invites us in for an unprecedented first-hand account of life inside of the school reform movement.

The doc is expected to debut in March 2013.

And as they march towards completion, the NBPC is requesting that you help support another year of the wonderful work that they do, by making contributions that will go towards their efforts.

We are asking for your support to continue the work we started 32 years ago. Whether on public television, or on your favorite mobile device, NBPC is committed to ensuring the stories of African American communities and the Diaspora are told across all platforms and media. As 2012 comes to a close, let’s ensure that NBPC is as strong if not stronger in 2013.

As soon as I finish this post, I'll be clicking over to make my own small contribution; and hopefully so will you. To do so, click HERE.

Below you'll find a trailer for 180 Days: Inside An American High School:

DC met 4mins Trailer from NBPC on Vimeo.


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