Documentary Film: First Generation

  • Location:Redmond campus, Building 3, Room 306
  • Date/Time:Wednesday, 10/18/2017 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Filmmaker Adam Fenderson’s new documentary “First Generation” explores the journey of four different high school students hoping to become the first members of their family to attend college. Specifically interesting for VOXXI readers is the story of Cecilia, a first-generation U.S. citizen and daughter of Mexican migrant field workers who faces an uncertain future filled with societal hurdles and educational barriers that threaten to keep her from realizing her dream of going to college. Fenderson told VOXXI that Cecilia’s journey, one of four high school students spotlighted in the 95-minute feature (narrated by Blair Underwood), not only resonated with him but has inspired countless others who have viewed the film.

Free and open to the public. Discussion to follow. Snacks provided.