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WON'T BACK DOWN takes a raw and unflinching look at the current state of our country's education system, and provides an optimistic and actionable point of view for parents, teachers, and community activists alike.
A fictional story inspired by actual events, the film chronicles the journey of two women, a struggling mother played by Maggie Gyllenhaal (Secretary), and a veteran teacher played by Viola Davis (The Help), who embark on a mission to turn around their kids' failing school. Against all odds and countless obstacles, they persevere and ultimately succeed, providing a better education and better life for their children, as well as other kids in their community.
The film is not only an emotionally moving and incredibly entertaining drama made by world-class actors and filmmakers, it is also an opportunity to put this conversation about the importance of education front and center. In our classrooms, in our homes, in local, statewide and national government, it is a chance to facilitate honest conversation, promote constructive and meaningful activism, and do our part as individuals to secure a better future for our kids. WON'T BACK DOWN is the type of film that inspires people to act.