Wednesday Oct 30, 2013
Bilingual documentary exploring pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six Latino girls.
Partners: Latino Educaiton Task Force, Youth Alliance, American Graduate, Generation Justice Two-part, bilingual documentary explores pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six Latino and Latina adolescents from across the United States, offering first-hand perspectives on the barriers they have to overcome in order to make their dreams come true. “Girls” features Stephanie, a daughter of Salvadoran immigrants, who despite attending a tough public school on the South Side of Chicago, fights through the distractions and worries about violence to become a good student, outspoken activist, and volunteer; Chastity, a Bronx teen whose family has become homeless but uses writing as a means of escape while keeping her eyes on the prize — college; and Darlene, a Tulsa student who dropped out of school after becoming pregnant and has to play catch-up when she dives back into her studies, all while trying to make a good future for her son. http://www.newmexicopbs.org/news_events/the-graduateslos-graduados/ http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/graduates/ Concessions will be available. Community Cinema is a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring monthly screenings of films for the Emmy Award-winning PBS series 'Independent Lens'. Every month between September and June, Community Cinema brings together leading organizations, community members and public television stations to learn, discuss and get involved in today's critical social issues. For more information, visit www.communitycinema.org For more information about New Mexico PBS Presents: Community Cinema at the KiMo, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-277-2121
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