THE SMARTEST KIDS IN THE WORLD

Expected to Attend: Director Tracy Droz Tragos; producer Shannon Riggs; co-producer Dan Duran; author Amanda Ripley; subjects Simone Bey, Jaxon King (Nov. 11 only), Sadie Pressman, and Brittany Muhammad

WORLD PREMIERE Based on Amanda Ripley’s bestselling book, The Smartest Kids in the World follows four American teenagers who go abroad to study in the Netherlands, Finland, Switzerland, and South Korea – nations that dramatically outperform the US in education. Filmmaker Tracy Droz Tragos was previously on the DOC NYC Short List with her film Rich Hill. Now she turns to those who are most impacted by the shortcomings of the US education system—students themselves—to find out what could improve our schools.

 

 

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Official Site: http://smartkidsmovie.com
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Director: Tracy Droz Tragos
Executive Producer: Emerson Collective
Producer: Shannon E. Riggs, Tracy Droz Tragos
Cinematographer: Benjamin Mullinkosson
Editor: Eileen Meyer, Jesse Overman
Music: Nathan Halpern
Running Time: 98
Language: English, Dutch, French, Korean, Finnish
Country: USA
Year: 2018