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Plot: The First Year documents the challenges and rewards of 5 first year teachers in the Los Angeles school district. Teach is a “recruitment” film, created to attract talented and passionate people into the teaching profession.

Director: Davis Guggenheim

Main Cast: Elisabeth Shue (Narrator)

Genres: Documentary

Language: English

Awards: 2001 - San Francisco Film Festival Certificate of Merit for Film & Video-Society & Culture U.S.;
2002 - DoubleTake Documentary Film Festival Jury Award (Davis Guggenheim);
2002 - Peabody Award (Teachers Documentary Project)