April 23, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Ramon Torrecilha
WSCUC Commissioner, Professor of Sociology
California State University, Dominguez Hills
First Generation

Directed by Adam and Jaye Fenderson and narrated by Blair Underwood, First Generation follows the journeys of four California high school students - an inner city athlete, a small town waitress, a Samoan warrior dancer, and the daughter of migrant field workers - who set out to break the cycle of poverty and bring hope to their families and communities by pursuing a college education. Shot over the course of three years, this film explores the problem of college access faced by first generation and low-income students and how their success has major implications for the future of our nation.

Movie-goers will be joined by directors Adam and Jaye Fenderson after the film for a discussion about the implications of the film’s key ideas on higher education.

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