A new season of Community Cinema Vashon is here! We’re kicking the season off with a 2-part documentary, The Graduates/Los Graduados.
Un documental revelador sobre los desafíos que enfrentan los estudiantes Latinos en Estados Unidos.
Presented over two nights (9/24 & 10/29), the film follows six teenagers — three girls and three boys — each with their own unique obstacles to overcome. The Graduates/Los Graduados 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. It is the story of the graduates who will make up America’s future. A running theme throughout all of the stories in The Graduates/Los Graduados is the importance of civic engagement, of students becoming involved in their schools and communities, and — crucially — having a say in their own futures.
Mark your calendars for October 29th and join in the free Community Cinema Vashon screening of "THE GRADUATES/LOS GRADUADOS" (Part #2, -"Boys Hour"), 6pm at the Vashon Theatre.
Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring free screenings and curricula for films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. In 100 cities and online, community members come together to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time. For further information, please visit www.ccnw.tv and