Community Cinema, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and WEDU, West Coast Florida's leading PBS station (www.wedu.org/cinema) is excited to present an advance screening of Bernardo Ruiz’s The Graduates/Los Graduados, a film exploring 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 the burgeoning movement to increase graduation rates for the nation’s growing Latino population.
The Graduates offer a first-hand perspective on the special challenges facing Latino high school students, including dangerous and overcrowded schools, gang culture, pressure to contribute to the family finances, teen pregnancy, and more.
WHAT: FREE community screening, followed by a community discussion
WHO: Presented by WEDU PBS and ITVS Community Cinema
WHEN: Thursday, November 7th at 7p.m. at WEDU PBS Berkman Family Broadcast Center (Doors open at 6:30p.m.)
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WEDU Public Media
WEDU PBS is West Central Florida’s primary PBS station and public media company reaching 16 counties through media platforms including on-air programming and online experiences that broaden horizons, transport and transform and open gateways to new ideas and new worlds. Financially supported by the community, the organization offers a wealth of award-winning inspirational, educational and enlightening content over a variety of media platforms including: television programming, station’s website, wedu.org and various social media platforms, monthly member magazine Premiere, educational outreach activities and a myriad of special events. WEDU’s focus on the local community has resulted in the station being regarded as a beacon of trust for men, women and children of every walk of life no matter their age, ethnicity or socio-economic status. WEDU is a treasured community resource; a window to the world for the homebound and a vital educational source for the youngest members of society. WEDU prides itself on its position in the Tampa Bay community as a leader, partner, informed citizen and a member of PBS, the most trusted institution in America (ORC International’s DualFrame CARAVAN, January 2014). For more information, program schedules or to support WEDU PBS, visit wedu.org, WEDU Public Media on Facebook and Twitter or call 813.254.9338.