About a Teacher

Based on the filmmaker’s real-life experiences, this powerful drama takes us on the personal journey of a new inner-city public high school film teacher who is oblivious to the actual demands of teaching. The film candidly reveals the challenges that lead 41% of NY City teachers to quit within 5 years, while simultaneously celebrating the rewards that this meaningful profession can provide.

Director: Hanan Harchol

Runtime: 112 Mins

Year: 2020

Sunday November, 15 2020. 4:30pm


About The Director

Hanan Harchol

Born in Israel and raised in the United States, Hanan Harchol has been a public high school teacher in New York City for the past 12 years, teaching filmmaking to students who are for the most part socio-economically disadvantaged. “I made this film because I felt that often the portrayal of teachers on film and television was a comedic caricature of the profession. I wanted to show what teachers really go through and begin a discourse on how to better support teachers, and with that, how to better support our disadvantaged student population.” Hanan is a New York based teacher, filmmaker, animator, fine artist, and classical guitarist. About a Teacher is his first feature film.