Beyond Measure



Sequoia 2 Sun, Oct 11, 2015 11:45 AM
Rafael 2 Sat, Oct 17, 2015 5:15 PM
Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
Mind the Gap
Running Time:85 min
Premiere Status:World
Director:Vicki Abeles
Producer:Vicki Abeles
Screenwriter:Vicki Abeles
Jeffrey Friedman
Mitzi Mock
Cinematographer:Mark Smith
Editor:Jeffrey Friedman
Print Source:Reel Link Films
Note Writer:Deanna Quinones


For students, parents, educators, and anyone who cares about the future of the American education system, Beyond Measure is a call to action that demonstrates how innovation can and does work to break the stifling status quo. Director-producer Vicki Abeles has crafted a smart companion piece to her award-winning Race to Nowhere (MVFF 2009) that challenges the current education model of cookie-cutter teaching methods and a narrow, test-driven culture that leaves little room for creativity. Following a diverse group of educators across the country who are successfully pioneering fresh and often radically new approaches in their schools, the film showcases the viewpoints of faculty, students, and renowned thought leaders in the education field. It offers a collective “yes, we can” in answer to the big question of whether individuals and communities can drive the US teaching system back to the vital business of helping kids learn how to learn.

Sponsored by:

Co-presented by Bay Area Women In Film & Media (BAWIFM)

Additional Information

Producer/director Vicki Abeles is a filmmaker, parent, attorney, and passionate education advocate. She directed the award-winning documentary Race to Nowhere (2010) and brought the film to millions of viewers around the globe using a cutting-edge community distribution model. She is the author of a forthcoming book on education change makers to be published by Simon & Schuster later this year. Additional film credits include associate producer on the Sundance favorite Miss Representation (2011) and associate producer on Plastic Man: The Artful Life of Jerry Ross Barrish (MVFF 2014).