“Teacher” Screening & Q&A

Mar 8, 2023

4:00pm – 5:15pm CT

There are 3.1 million public school teachers in the US Education system. Most are underpaid and under appreciated. In this raw and emotional documentary, we follow Nkanga Nsa on her inspiring journey to become a teacher in the nation’s 3rd largest public school system, Chicago Public Schools. It begins with resident teaching at The Curtis School of Excellence where Nkanga joins the ranks of a cohort of teachers changing the narrative about what it means to teach in an underserved community.

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photo of Chelsea Bennett
Chelsea Bennett

Chicago Public Schools

photo of Adam Gacka
Adam Gacka

Production House Inc.

photo of Joe Martinez
photo of Nkanga Nsa
Nkanga Nsa

Chicago Public Schools District

Open Captioned