Waiting For Superman Analysis

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Michelle Rhee sees what the camera sees. She notices and acknowledges the current state of education systems in America and is actively advocating for education reform. In Davis Guggenheim's documentary, Waiting for Superman, the camera focuses on the emotions of a few students and their families to show the frustration and hardships they live through every single day. Geoffrey Canada represents one of many kids that grew up and are growing up in the ghetto that have high hopes of Superman sweeping down and rescuing them from the deepest depths. He shared a personal experience about if he had gone to one school, he would not be here today because the school was that bad. Rhee and Canada are credible sources for the documentary and they share, from some of their experiences, the struggles of parents trying and failing to get into great public schools. Also, the camera crew does a great job utilizing Pathos to resurface and emotional appeal multiple times throughout the documentary. David Guggenheim, the filmmaker of “Waiting for Superman”, brings in multiple people to interview. There were three interviewees that stood out to me: Michelle Rhee, an American educator and advocate for education reform; Geoffrey Canada, an American educator and social activist; and Howard Fuller, a former superintendent and advocate for education reform. These three individuals are all actively involved in the education system that we have today. We can rely on what they say because they are
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