Monday, November 15, 2010

The Pursuit of Dream

“The Pursuit of Dream” is a title of new Nia Dinata’s documentary film, tells about the struggle of five talented and smart students yet coming from poor families, to compete with other thousand students winning the scholarship. The film takes place in Malang East Java, centralized to five junior high students, namely Tika, Cahya, Aang, Rahmatillah and Nuning. The latest is just same with mine ^_^ hardly can't wait to see it. It’s said that the film will be screened in cultural centre and universities.

Similar documentary has been released on October 8, 2010 in US titled “Waiting for Superman” by filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth). The film follows the live of five ordinary pupils in different cities which are LA, Harlem, The Bronx, Washington DC and Redwood City. This film reveals the failure of US education system, giving statistic and correlation drop out level with high crime rates. Those who responsible for this mess, based on Guggenheim, are the teacher onion and bureaucracy. It seems that education problems not merely happened in developing country like Indonesia. Even USA, the super power country, suffers the same condition.

Education is everyone’s right and everyone’s home work to make it true.

You can read more here and here.

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