GO PUBLIC is a grassroots effort to increase awareness and understanding about public education and encourage informed advocacy and community engagement.

GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District is a 90-minute feature documentary of one entire day in the Pasadena Unified School District. Pasadena is a racially and economically diverse community in Southern California with 28 public school campuses. GO PUBLIC tells the story of one full day from sun up to long after sundown.

Fifty small camera crews followed a wide-ranging group of individuals who participate, attend, support and work in the School District. Teachers, students, principals, volunteers and many others revealed their unique involvement in what makes a public school district function. This film is the story of public school at the moment things are happening. No voice-over narrative and no expert commentaries. By filming over one complete day, we had access to the struggles and resolutions that often occur many times in an average day. Through personal stories, GO PUBLIC is a film that articulates the experiences of navigating a typical day in public school.

Videos: 50 Films. A Day in the Life of an American School District.

Video Wall: an interactive grid displaying all of the short films
List View: sort the short films by category

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