Thursday, February 5, 2009

“A Class Apart" documentary to air on Feb. 23

- thought I'd share this program, which may be of interest -

On February 23, 2009, people around the country will gather to watch A Class Apart on PBS’s “American Experience” (Channel 9 over-the-air). Meet the group of Mexican American attorneys who changed history in 1954.

A Class Apart, the new documentary by celebrated filmmakers Carlos Sandoval and Peter Miller, is the first major film to bring to life the heroic post-World War II struggle of Mexican Americans against the Jim Crow-style discrimination targeted against them. Raising important questions about inclusion, American identity, and equality before the law that are as resonant today as ever, A Class Apart dramatically interweaves the story of its central characters--activists and lawyers, returning veterans and ordinary citizens, murderer and victim--within the broader history of Latinos in America during a time of extraordinary change.

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