This Thursday, we’ll talk with director Davis Guggenheim about his documentary “Teach,” which premiered last September on Pivot, a network launched in August 2013 targeting millennial viewers. Join us for our live chat on June 12, at 3:30pm PT/6:30pm ET on Gold Derby’s home page.
Guggenheim is probably best known for directing the 2006 documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” in which former vice president Al Gore brought attention to the climate change crisis. A rare crossover box office success for a documentary, it won Guggenheim an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.
With “Teach,” Guggenheim continues to bring attention to the American education system; he previously directed two other films on the subject: “The First Year” (2001) and “Waiting for ‘Superman'” (2010). Narrated by Queen Latifah, “Teach” follows four public school teachers from around the country over an entire school year as they devise solutions for reaching their students. Its premiere kicked off an 18-month campaign through TakePart.com to elevate teaching and engage students.
“Teach” is entered for Emmy consideration for Best Documentary or Nonfiction Special. Will Guggenheim’s latest bring him more awards attention? Come back tomorrow for our live chat.