“The Graduates/Los Graduados”, a Film Showcasing Latino Students Dropouts
In a report Published by PBS Newshour, Latino dropouts testimonies have been put into perspective based on crisis through the eyes of six Latino students. Filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz, showcases extraordinary children stories and used them as a metaphor based on the lives of 6 Latino kids, from different parts of the USA. Ruiz, said, that his intention was to “showcase the diversity of the Latino community but also create a platform for Latino youth to share their stories.” See article below:
Latino high school students find a voice in ‘The Graduates/Los Graduados’
Earlier this year, the Pew Hispanic Center reported that the number of Hispanic youth dropping out of high school hit a record low.
Despite the decrease, issues like teen pregnancy, over-crowded schools and pressure to contribute to family finances still plague many young Latinos.
Filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz’s film, “The Graduates/Los Graduados,” explores these roots of the Latino dropout crisis through the eyes of six Latino students from different regions of origin, geography and socio-economic status.
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