This week marks the premier of American Teacher with screenings at the Kabuki Theater Tuesday and Thursday. The film’s soundtrack was composed by Thao Nguyen of Thao with the Get Down Stay Down and recorded at Different Fur. Alongside Engineer Patrick Brown and Assistant Jorge Hernandez, Thao’s music aids in depicting the struggles, sacrifices and rewarding experiences of America’s urban teachers. The film hopes to shed light on how much work our educators actually do for little to no accolades as well as the various issues stemming throughout the educational system.
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Commentary by Tatyahna Cameron