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The acclaimed film Most Likely to Succeed will be shown at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa on August 4, 4:30 p.m. at Moore Hall 258. The free event is part of the National Foreign Language Resource Center’s (NFLRC) 2017 Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Intensive Summer Institute.

Directed by renowned documentarian Greg Whiteley, Most Likely To Succeed examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world. The documentary offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of—if they have the vision and courage to transform their schools.

The film has been an official selection of two dozen of the world’s top film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca and AFI DOCS. It’s been featured at leading conferences on education, including ASU/GSV, SxSWedu, Harvard/GoldmanSachs and NewSchools Venture Fund. Audience members call Most Likely to Succeed the most compelling film ever done on the topic of school. In the past year, more than 2,300 communities have booked a screening of the film.

The purpose of this PBLL Intensive Summer Institute event is to foster meaningful discussion among educators, administrators, parents and students about how current obstacles can be overcome and steps towards change can be taken on a local level. These conversations have resulted in community-wide commitments to moving forward, transformational initiatives and real change.

RSVP is required, as seats are limited: email Stephen Tschudi or call (808) 349-3213.

Please visit Most Likely to Succeed website for more information about the film and movement.

—By Karin Mackenzie