SIX-FILM COMMUNITY CINEMA SERIES BEGINS WITH LOOK AT OBSTACLES TO EDUCATION FOR LATINA ADOLESCENTS
WQED's Community Cinema Series Launches Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 6 p.m.
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October 3, 2013
SIX-FILM COMMUNITY CINEMA SERIES
BEGINS WITH LOOK AT OBSTACLES TO EDUCATION
FOR LATINA ADOLESCENTS
WQED’s Community Cinema Series Launches Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 6 p.m.
PITTSBURGH—WQED’s popular Pittsburgh Community Cinema series will return Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 6 p.m. with a FREE screening of the second hour of Independent Lens: The Graduates/Los Graduados.
Focusing on girls, the second part of The Graduates explores obstacles to educational achievement along with viable solutions for each including: gangs; bullying; citizenship status; teen pregnancy; zero tolerance; homelessness; and poverty.
Followed by a panel discussion from 7:30 – 8 p.m., the inaugural screening of the 2013-2014 Community Cinema season will be held in the Kaufmann Center at the Hill House Association located at 1835 Centre Avenue. Panelists include: Mayada Mansour, program director for A+ Schools and Dr. Sandra Quinones, assistant professor at the Duquesne School of Education with a research specialty on the Latino population.
To reserve a space for this screening and discussion visit: communitycinemaoct.eventbrite.com.
On December 12, 2013 at 6 p.m. The State of Arizona will be the second film screened as part of Community Cinema. Held at the Union Project located at 801 North Negley Avenue, this screening will also be followed by a panel discussion. Taking a look at the battle over immigration in Arizona, this film provides perspectives from: activists; politicians; Latino immigrants; Sheriff Joe Arpaio; ranchers; and others.
Screenings planned for 2014 include:
• Las Marthas (week of 2/3/14; location TBA)
• Medora (week of 3/10/14; location TBA)
• The Trials of Muhammad Ali (week of 4/7/14; location TBA)
• The New Black (week of 6/9/14; location TBA)
Community Cinema is a free documentary screening series on topics important to our community, region, and world. Pittsburgh's Community Cinema provides an opportunity to view films from the award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, prior to their release on television.
WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 134 National and Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards, an Academy Award, and many, many others, including two Emmy® Awards for Station Excellence. WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. WQED changes lives by creating and sharing outstanding public media that educates, entertains and inspires. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqedfm.org; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and iQ: smartmedia, WQED’s Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu).
Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award –winning weekly series airing on PBS. The acclaimed anthology series features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by Independent Television Service (ITVS), the series is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding from PBS and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The senior series producer is Lois Vossen. More information at www.pbs.org/independentlens. Join Independent Lens on Facebook at www.facebook.com/independentlens.
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