Two million minutes

Chad Heeter, Robert A. Compton

Streaming video - 2005

Regardless of nationality, as soon as a student completes the 8th grade, they have just two million minutes to prepare for college, and ultimately, a career. For some, high school is little more than a necessary rite of passage -- the standard American backdrop for prom nights, tailgate parties, and teenage rebellion, but for other students around the world, these two million minutes are spent with tutors and textbooks as they sharpen their minds for the "new knowledge economy." TWO MI...LLION MINUTES explores the four years of high school in the three largest countries on earth -- the U.S., India and China -- by following a girl and boy high school senior in each country. Every child has the same two million minutes of high school. How students and parents allocate that time is wildly different between the three cultures and has profound implications for each country's future.

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Genres
Documentary films
Online Access
A Kanopy streaming video
Cover Image
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Broken Pencil Productions 2005.
2018.
Language
English
Item Description
Title from title frames.
Physical Description
1 online resource (streaming video file) (55 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Playing Time
00:54:43
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
Other Authors
Chad Heeter (film director), Robert A. Compton (producer)