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Community Cinema Central Arkansas - "The Graduates/Los Graduados"; Oct. 1

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In partnership with UALR Public Radio/KUAR 89.1 and William F. Laman Library, we're proud to announce the premiere of Community Cinema Central Arkansas's new season! Join us for a free screening of "The Graduates/Los Graduados" Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the library auditorium.

A bilingual film with English and Spanish subtitles, “The Graduates” 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 ongoing effort to increase graduation rates for a growing Latino population. Much more than a survey of contemporary policy debates, the student profiles in the film offer a firsthand 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” is an eye-opening introduction to many of the determined and resilient young people who will shape America’s future.

Following the screening, an audience-driven Community Conversation will be held to discuss the film, the social issues presented and how similar events affect the state and Arkansas residents. Community Conversation panelists for "The Graduates/Los Graduados" will include Laveta Wills-Hale, network coordinator for the Arkansas Out of School Network; Cindy DeRosa ESOL teacher for Conway Schools; and a supporter of the Arkansas DREAM Act. Volunteer interpreters will be on hand for the discussion.

Learn more about the screening, and find directions to the William F. Laman Library on the Community Cinema Central Arkansas page.



Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

October Community Cinema Central Arkansas

"The Graduates/Los Graduados"