“If You Build It” is the tale of Studio H in North Carolina. Basically, two teachers got together to find a way to apply classroom theory to something that a student would actually use in their lives. Working out of the poorest county in the state, Matthew Miller and Emily Pilloton worked together to create a new sense of design activism. We follow ten teenagers, as they come together and find new ways to stretch past what we define as traditional education.
The DVD comes with deleted scenes as the special features. The A/V Quality is on par with most recent documentaries. I wish this film could help push a great discussion on education reform. But, it seems all we can do is push standardized tests and make fat kids eat veggies.
Release Date: 6/23/15