We Are the People We've Been Waiting For

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We Are the People We've Been Waiting For
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Directed byDaryl Goodrich
Produced byCaroline Rowland
StarringTony Blair, Richard Branson, David Bryant, Bill Clinton, Natasha Cooper, Germaine Greer, Scott Harflett, Sandra Leaton Gray, Ken Robinson, Amy Scott, Henry Winkler
Music bySacha Puttnam
CinematographyLee Pulbrook
Edited byChris Barwell, Angela Trabucco
New Moon Television
Release date
  • 17 November 2009 (2009-11-17)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

We Are the People We've Been Waiting For is a 2009 documentary film directed by Daryl Goodrich and produced by Caroline Rowland. It explores the education system in the UK and asks whether the current system provides young people with the opportunity to develop their talents.


We Are the People We've Been Waiting For was inspired and guided by producer Lord Puttnam, and focuses on the educational experiences of five young people in Swindon, England.[1] The film examines three pillars on which the current education system globally is built: curriculum, testing, and teaching. It observed how millions of young people are essentially being failed by the system and explores alternative ways of tapping into the talent that exist in the rising generation.[2]



  1. ^ Jewell, Sarah. "Welcome to the real world". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Documentary Film : 'We Are The People We've Been Waiting For'". UNGEI. Retrieved 21 April 2014.

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