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Tuesday, October 22 at 7 PM, the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital (921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20003) will present the Girls/Latinas episode from “The Graduates/Los Graduados.” Following the screening is a Q&A Stephanie Alvarado (in person) of Chicago, IL, one of the students featured in the film, and producers Pamela A. Aguilar and Katia Maguire
The event is FREE and open to the public. For RESERVATIONS (requested), visit: hillcenterdc.org
or call 202-549-4172
ABOUT STEPHANIE ALVARADO
Stephanie lives with her parents—immigrants from El Salvador– and three brothers on the south side of Chicago. Although she was an able student, Stephanie was weighed down by the bad reputation of her school. Gage Park High School is under-resourced and the metal detectors students must pass through to enter the school made her feel like her school was a prison. Stephanie became involved in Voices of Youth in Chicago Education, which aims to decrease the city’s dropout rate through projects like ‘peer jury’ where students discuss and determine solutions for their peers who have committed a minor infraction (which without peer jury might result in suspension or expulsion.) Not only did Stephanie’s grades improve dramatically, but she also began participating in several activities, as a peer jury member at school; as an outspoken activist in support of Chicago teachers; and as part of a student group helping to build schools in Senegal.
ABOUT PAMELA A. AGUILAR
Pamela Aguilar (Producer) is an award-winning documentary producer who most recently co-produced the Emmy-nominated film, The Longoria Affair (Independent Lens) and produced two hours of Latin Music USA, the nationally acclaimed four-hour PBS series. Other credits include an investigative documentary on public school education for the Emmy Award- winning series, CNN Presents and national PBS projects such as “God in America,” “Beyond Brown,” “Matters of Race,” and FRONTLINE. She is a graduate of New School University and is a Master’s Candidate at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.
ABOUT KATIA MAGUIRE
Katia Maguire (Producer) has worked in public media and on documentaries for the past decade. Before joining QUIET PICTURES, Katia worked with veteran and award-winning journalist Bill Moyers on his new public affairs show “Moyers & Company” as an associate producer, a position she also held at “Bill Moyers Journal”. Katia was the senior associate producer for the five-part PBS documentary series “Women, War & Peace” and served as co-producer on “Quest for Honor,: an independent documentary centering on violence against women in the Kurdish region of Iraq. She graduated from the University of Virginia where she majored in foreign affairs and Latin American Studies.
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or call 202-939-0794.Katia Maguire most recently worked with Bill Moyers as an associate producer on the public affairs news program Moyers & Company and for Bill Moyers Journal. She was the senior associate producer for Women, War & Peace, a five-part PBS documentary special exploring women’s strategic role in conflict and peace-building, and a co-producer on Quest for Honor, a documentary about honor-based violence in the Kurdish region of Iraq that was short-listed for the 2010 Academy Awards and premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. She is a recipient of ITVS Diversity Development Funding for her documentary Jessica Gonzales vs. The United States of America. Katia was a 2009-2010 fellow with the Union Docs documentary arts collaborative in Brooklyn.
Watch a preview of the Girls/Latinas episode:
The Graduates/Los Graduados opens the 2013 – 2014 season of ITVS Community Cinema. We’re happy to welcome the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital on Capitol Hill as our third Community Cinema [DC] series venue partner.
The Graduates/Los Graduados explores pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six Latino and Latina students from across the United States. More than a survey of contemporary policy debates, the bilingual, two-part film offers first-hand perspectives on key challenges facing Latino high school students and their families, educators, and community leaders. It is the story of the graduates who will make up America’s future.
Presented in two segments, the film follows six teenagers — three girls and three boys — each with their own unique obstacles to overcome. The Graduates premieres on the PBS series “Independent Lens” on two nights: October 28 and November 4.
ITVS Community Cinema [DC] will preview the GIRLS and BOYS episodes on the following schedule.
Episode 1 GIRLS – Women and Girls Lead events:
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 at 3 PM
Washington DC Jewish Community Center
1529 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22 at 7 PM
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003
Email programs[at]hillcenterdc[dot]org or call 202-545-4172
Episode 2 BOYS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 at 5 PM
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Presented by ITVS, WHUT, Busboys and Poets, Washington DC Jewish Community Center, Center for Social Media at American University
Reel Affirmations, American Association of University Women (AAUW), Girl Scouts of the National Capital Region, OneBlue.org, National Capital Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women, Global Campaign for Education US Chapter, Institute for Policy Studies