Film Talk: 180 Days to Hartsville
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 02/01/2017
Uploaded: 04/07/2017
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Films, Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program
Tags: class, Poverty, public schooling, Race, South

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Description/Abstract: Film Talk: 180 Days to Hartsville, Friday, 2/3, 3-5pm


"Experience a year of a Southern town’s efforts to address the urgent demand for reform in American public schools, and watch what happens when the systems that can either fuel or diffuse that reform — bureaucracy, economic opportunity and fixed mindsets — interact and intersect."
-- Description

180 Days to Harsville (2015) is an acclaimed documentary co-directed by Jones and Garland McLaurin who travelled down to rural South Carolina to examine issues and challenges in public schools -- including desegregation, poverty, and the drop out crisis.

Screening of Part Two will be followed by discussion, with consideration of the lessons learned and wider application.

Where: 306 Russell