HumanDocs Film Series: 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School

HumanDocs Film Series: 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School is in the past.

Lipscomb University’s HumanDocs Film Series presents a special free showing of 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School, on Tuesday, March 12, 7:30 p.m., in Shamblin Theatre. A panel discussion will follow the screening.

This 60-minute documentary is presented by College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, the Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership and the HumanDocs Film Series in partnership with Nashville Public Television. 

180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School takes viewers behind the talk about education to the actions -- often heroic -- of teachers, administrators, and students battling poverty and chaos in the struggle to teach and learn. The 60-minute documentary offers an insider's view of D.C. Met, Washington Metropolitan High School, in the nation's capital. D.C. Met is an alternative school whose students face profound social challenges in a district with a graduation rate of only 25 percent. 

The Lipscomb screening is a preview to the full four-hour version of the film set to air on PBS later in March. Chronicling an entire academic year at a troubled school, 180 Days puts a human face on the political hand-wringing in today's debates about the decline of American education. 


  • Michelle Wilcox, lead principal for high schools, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
  • Nina Morel, co-director, Master of Education program, Lipscomb
  • Kelly Kidder, professor of French and foreign-language education, Lipscomb.