At the 29th SFIAAFF filmmaker Ramona Diaz screened her new documentary THE LEARNING. After the screening Ramona sat down for an enlightening interview with CAAM’s Sapana Sakya. Check out the interview below.
THE LEARNING Synopsis:
Spurred on by No Child Left Behind mandates and the difficulty in finding qualified applicants for hard-to-fill, underpaid teaching positions in math, science and special education, many American schools have begun recruiting teachers from abroad, including places as faraway as the Philippines. Ramona S. Diaz, the award-winning director of IMELDA (SFIAAFF ’04) and SPIRITS RISING (SFIAAFF ’96), lends a human element to this story with the captivating new documentary THE LEARNING, which chronicles an emotionally charged year in the lives of four Filipino women as they leave their homeland to teach in an inner-city Baltimore school.
THE LEARNING Trailer
SFIAAFF ’11: In Conversation with Ramona Diaz – Part 1
SFIAAFF ’11: In Conversation with Ramona Diaz – Part 2
Podcast of SFIAAFF ’11: In Conversation with Ramona Diaz
THE LEARNING on Facebook