Documentary film FIRST GENERATION

The UALR Office of Campus Life, Non-Traditional Student Programs is partnering with the Higher Education Graduate Program to show the documentary film FIRST GENERATION on Wednesday, November 7th.

There will be two showings to celebrate first generation and low-income students in higher and postsecondary education.  The first showing for the UALR campus community will be from 12 PM – 1:30 PM in the UALR Donaghey Student Center Leadership Lounge.  The second showing will be from 6 PM – 7:30 PM in the UALR Dickinson Hall Auditorium and is open to the general public.

Here’s a brief description of the documentary film:  Narrated by Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, FIRST GENERATION tells the story of four 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 95 minute documentary 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.

More information on the film is located at:

Panel discussions will follow both presentations, and will feature the filmmakers Adam and Jaye Fenderson.  After watching the film, time will be available to talk with the filmmakers about their work.

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