We often see stories of students trying to graduate high school. But what happens after they move on from high school? BEYOND GRADUATION explores the possible paths for young people through short films produced by five up-and-coming Latinx filmmakers. A co-production of WORLD Channel and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers.
Hitting the books is not the only challenge for a college student. As José juggles relationships with friends and family near and far, he is also trying to figure out how to stay in school when financial aid becomes scarce. For him, life is a true balancing act when you are neither from here or from there.
The future is an endless universe of possibilities. But for recent high school graduate Luna, the future is not so clear. Stuck in a job with no decision on a college major, Luna explores opportunities for herself both personally and professionally by just moving forward.
For the students of Atlanta’s Towers High School, a gap year can make all the difference to their futures. A program is providing college bound first-generation and low-income students with the keys to higher education success by helping them envision and reach their post-secondary potential.
Pursuing a career in the arts can be difficult. Lissette Hernandez, a former “Youth Cinema Project” graduate, is passionate about acting as a career but is challenged by what it means for her future. Follow this young Latinx college student as she finds her balance, and footing in the acting world.
Same school, same teacher but four very different paths in life. Young Latinx adults Luís, Grace, Martin and Johanna come together to share where their post-high school graduation journeys have taken them – higher education, workforce, etc. – and what has influenced their, sometimes difficult, decisions.
Latinx filmmaker Carlos Valdivia talks about “Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá,” his short narrative film for the Beyond Graduation incubator.
Latinx filmmakers Carlos Valdivia and Carla Dauden talk about the BEYOND GRADUATION incubator and their respective narrative short films, “Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá” and “The Jump.”
A preview of the Beyond Graduation conversation at the NALIP Media Summit.
For high school students, what happens after graduation? WORLD Channel and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) commissioned five independent creators to produce short films – documentary and narrative – about the path after high school.
A conversation about the Beyond Graduation incubator and the films at the NALIP Media Summit.. Featuring Ben Lopez (NALIP’s Executive Director), Sylvia Bugg (CPB’s Vice President, Diversity and Television Content), Dez Hernández (filmmaker) and Carla Dauden (filmmaker).
A preview of Alan Domínguez’s short documentary, TURNS IN THE ROAD.
Latinx filmmaker Alan Domínguez talks about TURNS IN THE ROAD, his short documentary for the Beyond Graduation incubator.
A preview of Georgina González’s short documentary, PASSION DRIVES US.
Latinx filmmaker Georgina González talks about PASSION DRIVES US, her short documentary for the Beyond Graduation incubator.
A preview of Dez Hernández’s short documentary, AIM TO LEAP.
Latinx filmmaker Dez Hernández talks about AIM TO LEAP, his short documentary for the Beyond Graduation incubator.
A preview of Carla Dauden’s short narrative film, THE JUMP.
Latinx filmmaker Carla Dauden talks about THE JUMP, her short narrative film for the Beyond Graduation incubator.
A preview of Carlos Valdivia’s short narrative film, Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá.
Latinx filmmakers Alan Domínguez, Georgina González and Dez Hernández talk about the BEYOND GRADUATION incubator and their respective documentary short films, “Turns in the Road,” “Passion Drives Us” and “Aim to Leap.”