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photo © Evgeny Revvo

Education is one of our most valuable resources. This is a rare look behind the scenes, this is a story of three young teachers in the making that are thrown in the (harsh) reality of the German educational system. TO BE A TEACHER is the emotional story of three young teachers and their first years in school, a period called “Referendariat” in Germany. Here they come to realize that their studies did not prepare them at all for what it means to work in one of the most responsible and important jobs of society. A rare insight into fabricating one of the most essential resources of modern times: education. A coming-of-age story about three young people whose idealism clashes with a harsh reality.
Genre Educational
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2016
Director Jakob Schmidt
Screenplay Jakob Schmidt
Cinematography David Schittek, Evgeny Revvo, Jakob Schmidt
Producer Marie-Luise Scharf
Production Company Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, in co-production with ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel
Runtime 101 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.78
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital 5.1
Festivals DOK Leipzig 2016, Crossing Europe Linz 2017
German Distributor Weltkino Filmverleih

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