Film showing: Boys in Peril, 10 a.m., East Auditorium
WSU Tri-Cities GEAR UP is hosting a special documentary viewing of Boys in Peril at 10 a.m. Jan. 23 in the East Auditorium. The campus community is invited to attend. Admission is free.
In an effort to better understand our dwindling college-bound American population, Los Angeles filmmaker Graham Streeter embeds himself in East Los Angeles, where he befriends Julio, Edgar, and Abel: three Latino high school seniors; each attempting to navigate through the daunting and challenging transition between high school and college in their own unique ways.
The feature-length essay is a compelling look into the common obstacles that face young Hispanic men who truly aspire to better their lives by obtaining a college education and the goodness of teachers, parents and programs that strive to make that possible.
Streeter captures the realistic, inspirational yet heart-wrenching angle to each boy's journey, while still underscoring its big picture relevance; its economic and social impact on our nation as a whole.
Additional interviews courtesy of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, The City of Bell Gardens, The College Board and AVID.
Written, Directed & Lensed by Graham Streeter, Imperative Pictures
A Feature Documentary Film (75 minutes)
Contact Lupe Mota with GEAR UP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 372-7222.