180 Days: Hartsville

180 Days: Hartsville

  • 2015
  • Documentary
An investigation into poverty and education challenges in the U.S. focuses on a Southern town's efforts to address the urgent demand for reform in public schools. Filmed at two elementary schools in Hartsville, S.C., the documentary shows how the schools ultimately triumph, despite struggling with new curriculum standards, maintaining funding and meeting the needs of individual students. Profiles include families trying to make ends meet as well as leaders and role models helping to change the outcome for students in high-poverty neighborhoods.