Waiting for ‘Superman’ (2010). Directed by Davis Guggenheim and shot by Erich Roland and Bob Richman.
The kids’ perspectives and intimate context makes this film work. Here is Anthony, a schoolboy in Washington, with the contents of his backpack spread out on his bed. He tries to solve a simple math problem. “You had four cookies and you ate two, and then you gotta cross-multiply that…two, four…You ate fi-, you ate fifty percent of your cookie.”