February 15th, 2011
05:57 PM ET
When a hot-button issue and a Hollywood feature cross paths, the result can be a powerful one.
That's the case with Davis Guggenheim's "Waiting for 'Superman,'" a documentary that examines the myriad issues students and teachers in public schools face and the programs and people trying to find solutions.
"By getting to know these children - and the mothers and fathers who are fighting for them - then maybe people will be outraged enough to demand real change in their own neighborhoods," Guggenheim has told CNN. "The idea of education reform becomes a lot less abstract and a lot more compelling when you see these beautiful kids and realize all their potential."
In the clip above, which is from a special feature on the just-released DVD, Guggenheim highlights the organizations that are trying to make a difference.
As one student explains, "We're trying to prove that, no matter where you're at - you might be in a bad neighborhood, you might be where people are doubting you - you can do anything you just set your mind to."
"Waiting for 'Superman'" is available now on DVD and Blu-Ray. If you've seen the movie already, what'd you think?
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