About a Teacher 

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An inspiring drama about the personal journey of a new inner-city public high school teacher who enters the profession oblivious to the actual demands of teaching in the inner-city, and unaware of his own shortcomings and biases.


Hanan Harchol


Hanan Harchol

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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Dov Tiefenbach ... Mr. Harchol
Leslie Hendrix ... Ms. Murry
Tibor Feldman ... Daddy
Kate Eastman ... Rachel
Aurora Leonard ... Ana Martinez
Tyler Hollinger ... Mr. McKenna
Yan Xi ... Ms. Wu
Ramon Nuñez ... Carlos
Skivon Hardy Skivon Hardy ... Malik
Sterling Morales Sterling Morales ... Sophie
Hanan Harchol Hanan Harchol ... Mr. Caldwell
Joseph Diaz ... Mateo
Caleb Vasquez Caleb Vasquez ... Julio
Cedric Preval Cedric Preval ... Lamar


About a Teacher is an intimate and inspiring drama that candidly takes us through the personal journey of a new inner-city public high school film teacher who enters the profession oblivious to the actual demands of teaching in the inner-city, and unaware of his own shortcomings and biases. Within his first month of teaching, he recognizes that knowing his subject matter is one of the smaller components of the job. Overwhelmed, he plans to quit at the end of the first school year. But as he begins to get to know his students and invests in their stories and futures, he discovers that he must set aside preconceived notions of who his students are and what they "need," and instead respond to the unique individuals in front of him. Inspired by the filmmaker's real-life experiences as an inner-city film teacher, and featuring many of his former students in the cast and crew, About a Teacher paints a realistic portrait of the teaching profession, shedding light on the challenges and ... Written by Hanan Harchol

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A noble profession: an honest look into the challenges and rewards of inner-city public school teaching.





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