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HIGH SCHOOLS

USA, 1983 (MIFF 1984)

Director: Charles Guggenheim

Shot on location at seven American High schools, the film present a realistic picture of daily high school activity, both in and outside of the classes room.

“High Schools was based on the report by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The film essay illustrates the advantages and short comings, triumphs and frustrations of both real and ideal commitments of he nation's secondary school educator's and students USA Today reported “A study of education gone astray, the film provides and urgent reason to think”.

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