Thursday November 13, 2014: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room
This event is intended for Grade 9 and Up
Precious Knowledge is a 2011 political documentary centered on the banning of the Mexican American Studies Program in the Tucson Unified School District of Arizona. It was directed by Ari Palos and produced by Eren Isabel McGinnis; both are founders of Dos Vatos Productions.
The film follows the lives of four students and several teachers in the Mexican American Studies program at Tucson High School. It follows the progression of local legislation put into place by the Arizona Department of Education Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Horne, in order to ban the Mexican American Studies program. The film was awarded the Premio Mesquite for Best Documentary at the Cine Festival at the Guadalupe Cultural Art Center in San Antonio, Texas.
A screening of the 125-minute film will be followed by a discussion led by the U-M Community Scholars Program, cosponsors of this event. The film is not rated.