WMHT has partnered with ITVS to bring you Independent Lens films BEFORE they are shown on television. Starting September 2013, we have six amazing films to screen in our community. Are you interested in showing any of these films? Contact Jenn Baumstein, Community Engagement Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518.880.3553 to set up a screening.
Community Cinema 2013-14 Film Slate
The Graduates/Los Graduados
Watch Monday, October 28 and November 4, 2013 at midnight on WMHT TV
Community Cinema Screening:
Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 6pm at Union College
The Graduates/Los Graduados, a new two-part special from filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz, explores the many roots of the Latino dropout crisis through the eyes of six inspiring young students from across the United States who are part of an on-going effort to increase graduation rates for a growing Latino population.
Much more than a survey of contemporary policy debates, the student profiles in The Graduates offer a first-hand perspective on the challenges facing many Latino high school students, including over-crowded schools, crime-ridden neighborhoods, teen pregnancy, and pressure to contribute to the family finances. The Graduates/Los Graduados is an eye-opening introduction to many of the determined and resilient young people who will shape America’s future.