• Release Date: August 16, 2013
  • Director: James Takata
  • Genre: Documentary

Synopsis: WE THE PARENTS follows the first group of parents who attempt to transform their failing school under California’s new “Parent Trigger” law. This is a story about courage, empowerment, and parents’ love and dreams for their children and their futures. It’s also about a groundbreaking law that encourages people to organize and change the status quo, and the efforts of the system, powerful individuals, and communities to resist them. While many recent documentaries have highlighted the crisis of our education system, WE THE PARENTS examines a potential solution by following everyday parents in their extraordinary effort for their children. The idea of giving power to parents is an untested one, and the film follows every step of the significant controversy, drama, and legal battles that ensue when parents attempt to exercise their rights.