The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) will be hosting a special screening of the LPB funded film PRECIOUS KNOWLEDGE. The screening will take place Friday, April 27th at 7:30 pm at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA. There will be a discussion following the screening with director Ari Palos. Tickets are available for purchase on Fandango. Early purchase is strongly suggested. For more information, please visit the American Cinematheque website.
Director: Ari Luis Palos
Producer: Eren Isabel McGinnis
PRECIOUS KNOWLEDGE illustrates what motivates Tucson High School students and teachers to form the front line of an epic civil rights battle. While 48 percent of Mexican American students currently drop out of high school, Tucson High’s Mexican American Studies Program has become a national model of educational success, with 93 percent of enrolled students graduating from high school and 85 percent going on to attend college. However, Arizona lawmakers are shutting the program down because they believe the students are being indoctrinated with dangerous ideology and embracing destructive ethnic chauvinism.
PRECIOUS KNOWLEDGE is a co-production of Dos Vatos Productions and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), produced in association with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) and Arizona Public Media, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). For more information about the film, please visit the filmmaker’s website at: www.dosvatos.com/InProduction.