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The Geoff Canada '74 Documentary Waiting for 'Superman'

Story posted September 14, 2010

Geoff Canada '74, president and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone, is the focus of the upcoming Waiting for "Superman," a documentary by filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, best known for An Inconvenient Truth, a film about former Vice President Al Gore's campaign to raise awareness about global warming.

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Geoffrey Canada '74

The film is the focus of the New York magazine article, "Schools: The Disaster Movie."

An excerpt from the article:

Among the reformers in "Superman," Canada emerges as the brightest star: His blend of intelligence, charisma, and moral urgency is impossible to resist.
As the founder and the guiding hand of the Harlem Children's Zone, Canada is engaged in a vastly ambitious social-development project, an attempt to transform 97 hardscrabble square blocks of the city with a comprehensive set of services for the poor, from a "baby college" for new and expectant parents to two charter schools-though he is no charter purist.

Read the article.

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