Click here to watch an entertaining and educational discussion of the film About A Teacher.
About A Teacher will be playing March 9-11. To learn more about the film and view a trailer, click here
Joining us for this discussion will be the filmmaker Hanon Harchol, and Jason Kamras, Sacramento native and Superintendent of Richmond Public Schools.
Hanon Hachol is a New York based teacher, filmmaker, animator, artist, and classical guitarist. Harchol was born in Kibbutz Kinneret, Israel, and moved to the US at the age of two.
Harchol recently released his first dramatic feature film, entitled ABOUT A TEACHER, a semi-autobiographical narrative, which he wrote, directed, and produced, based on his experience teaching filmmaking to inner-city public high school students. Garnering a 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, critics are raving. The film is currently available on Amazon Prime in the US & UK, and Vimeo on Demand worldwide.
Jason Kamras currently serves as the Superintendent of Richmond Public Schools (RPS). Mr. Kamras views public education as means of promoting equity and justice for all children in the United States. In his various roles, he has advocated for policies to eliminate the “opportunity gap” that disadvantages many low-income children and children of color, and he has led efforts to dismantle institutionalized racism in public schools.
Before coming to RPS, Mr. Kamras served in numerous senior leadership roles at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). In these roles, he led the design and implementation of a number of key initiatives focused on ensuring excellent instruction in every classroom across the district.
Mr. Kamras began his career in education in 1996 as a mathematics teacher at John Philip Sousa Middle School in Washington DC. In 2005, he was named the United States National Teacher of the Year.
Mr. Kamras earned his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his master’s in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.