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  • Follow six Latino high school students as they strive to succeed

    Follow six Latino high school students as they strive to succeed

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  • Latina student faces present day school segregation

    Latina student faces present day school segregation

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  • A Latino student chooses between gang life or graduation

    A Latino student chooses between gang life or graduation

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  • One Latina struggles with homelessness while in high school

    One Latina struggles with homelessness while in high school

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  • Gustavo grew up in Griffin, Georgia, is an advocate for the DREAM Act and is now in college.

    Gustavo grew up in Griffin, Georgia, is an advocate for the DREAM Act and is now in college.

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  • Chastity grew up in the Bronx and almost dropped out when her family became homeless.  She starts college this fall.

    Chastity grew up in the Bronx and almost dropped out when her family became homeless. She starts college this fall.

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  • An organization called Reality Changers helped San Diego’s Eduardo turn his life around.

    An organization called Reality Changers helped San Diego’s Eduardo turn his life around.

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  • Tulsa native Darlene became pregnant and left school. She is currently working towards graduation day and beyond.

    Tulsa native Darlene became pregnant and left school. She is currently working towards graduation day and beyond.

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  • Juan came out as a freshman. He was on the verge of dropping out but the performing arts kept him in school.

    Juan came out as a freshman. He was on the verge of dropping out but the performing arts kept him in school.

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  • Stephanie lives with her family, who emigrated from El Salvador, in Chicago.

    Stephanie lives with her family, who emigrated from El Salvador, in Chicago.

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The Film

Two-part, bilingual documentary explores pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six Latino and Latina adolescents from across the United States, offering first-hand perspectives on the barriers they have to overcome in order to make their dreams come true.

The Filmmakers

  1. Bernardo RuizDirector and Executive Producer
  2. Pamela A. AguilarProducer
  3. Katia MaguireProducer