"Precious Knowledge" / March Focus-In! Film
Location: Busboys and Poets - Shirlington (VA) 4251 S Campbell Ave Arlington VA 22206
Event Details: "Precious Knowledge" is timely as the nation turns its focus toward a wave of anti-immigration legislation. Along with their harsh anti-immigrant stance, Arizona lawmakers abolished Ethnic Studies classes. The film provides an insider’s perspective to a historic battle over civil rights as the student leaders in Tucson High fight to save their classes.
"Precious Knowledge" dramatically illustrates what motivates high school teachers and students to form the front line of an epic civil rights battle.
“Rarely has a film been so timely and downright revelatory.” – Jeff Biggers, Huffington Post
About Film:The documentary "Precious Knowledge" interweaves the stories of students in the Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School. While 48 percent of Mexican American students currently drop out of high school, Tucson High’s Mexican American Studies Program has become a national model of educational success, with on average, 93% percent of enrolled students graduating from high school. The filmmakers spent an entire year in the classroom filming this innovative social justice curriculum, documenting the transformative impact on students who become engaged, informed, and active in their communities.
For More Info: http://www.preciousknowledgefilm.com/