May 6 — TEACHING IN ARIZONA film screening event in Tucson to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

| April 29, 2019

By Tucson Values Teachers

Tucson Values Teachers and Pima Community College Center are co-hosting a special screening of the award-winning documentary short film, TEACHING IN ARIZONA, during Teacher Appreciation Week on Monday, May 6. The screening is free and open to the general public.

Attendees are asked to pre-register to reserve their seat. Registration on May 6 opens at 5:30 p.m. with the film screening and community conversation with the filmmaker and featured teachers starting at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at Pima Community College Center for the Arts, Proscenium Theater at the West Campus. 

TEACHING IN ARIZONA, produced by Tucson Values Teachers, follows three Southern Arizona teachers to deliver an intimate portrait of what it’s really like to be a teacher today. Filmmaker Lisa Molomot spent eight months in 2018 following the teachers, documenting the realities of teaching. Teachers featured in the film include: 

  • Tia Lei Tsosie-Begay, 4th grade teacher at Los Niños Elementary School in Sunnyside Unified School District; 
  • Nathaniel Rios, history and government teacher at Flowing Wells High School in Flowing Wells Unified School District; 
  • Janet Acree, math specialist at AmeriSchools Academy of Tucson.

The May 6 screening at Pima Community College will include a panel discussion with all three featured teachers and the filmmaker.

Screenings of TEACHING IN ARIZONA have been held across the state since its premiere on Sept. 20, 2018 at the Tucson Convention Center as part of Tucson Values Teachers’ Let’s Talk Ed event. A list of upcoming screenings, along with information on how the public can request to host their own local screening, is available at the film’s official website.

More information about the project, including a two-minute trailer of the film, resources, and a viewing guide and toolkit, can be found at www.teachinginarizonafilm.org.

 
About the film: TEACHING IN ARIZONA, produced by Tucson Values Teachers, follows three Southern Arizona teachers to deliver an intimate portrait of what it’s really like to be a teacher today. Filmmaker Lisa Molomot spent eight months in 2018 following the teachers and documenting the realities of teaching.
 
More information about the project, including a two-minute trailer of the film, resources, and a viewing guide and toolkit, can be found at www.teachinginarizonafilm.org.  

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