The Graduates, Part 1 - Community Cinema Seattle

Saturday, 7 September 2013 - 2:00pm
Frye Art Museum Click here for Map

The Graduates/Los Graduados, a two-part, bilingual documentary, explores pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six Latino and Latina students from across the United States. More than a survey of contemporary policy debates, the bilingual, two-part film offers first-hand perspectives on key challenges facing Latino high school students and their families, educators, and community leaders.

Also featured in the film are actor Wilmer Valderrama, a vocal advocate for the Latino community and Latino youth through organizations such as Voto Latino; Maria Teresa Kumar, the founding President and CEO of Voto Latino and an Emmy-nominated contributor on MSNBC; and Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles (2005-2013) a former high school dropout himself. Click for Wilmer Valderrama's PBS Keynote Clip.

This event is free and open to the public. The film is suggested for adults and children aged 13+. The film preview is followed by a casual audience Q&A featuring partner organizations El Centro de la Raza, Seattle Latino City Employees, and others. Refreshments available on a first come, first served basis at the Frye Museum Café. This screening is presented by KCTS 9 and ITVS' Community Cinema.

This two-part film from Independent Lens will air on KCTS 9 on Monday, 10/28, and Monday, 11/4. 

Watch Coming Soon to Independent Lens: The Graduates on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.