Free Community Cinema Screening The Graduates/Los Graduados by Bernardo Ruiz Thurs.

Free Community Cinema Screening
The Graduates/Los Graduados by Bernardo Ruiz

Thurs. October 17, 2013 7-8:30 PM

Soka Univeristy
Pauling 216

Pressing issues in education today are explored through the eyes of a diverse array of Latino and Latina adolescents from across the United States in this eye-opening documentary on the challenges facing bot the students, their families, educators and community leaders.

The Independent Television Service (ITVS), PBS SoCal (KOCE-TV) and Soka University of America are pleased to announce the fifth year of the Community Cinema series. The largest public interest outreach program in public or commercial television, Community Cinema features a sneak peek of six documentaries set to broadcast on the award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Community Cinema, in partnership with Soka University’s Humanities Program and Student Affairs, screens films from October through May.

After the screenings, Community Cinema features panel discussions with community-based organizations, special guest speakers, information, resources, and other programming designed to help our students and community learn more about the issues and get involved. Faculty members are encouraged to incorporate these films in their class curricula.

For more information about the films and Community Cinema visit:

Panelists: Professor James Spady, Soka University of America, Carolyn Torres–MA from California State University Long Beach (Chicano Studies) political activist (Dream Act) Jesus Cortez.

GuestsValley View High School Students and Staff (50+ participants)