American Graduate Shorts: Can’t Hold Me Back

Our “mini-festival” of American Graduate shorts continues with Can’t Hold Me Back, directed by¬†Betty Bastidas and Madeleine Bair.

Detroit teen Fernando Parraz, an accomplished rapper and budding filmmaker, aims to become the first in his family to earn a high school diploma ‚ÄĒ his ticket out of the struggles of inner-city poverty and violence. He finds support from an unlikely figure: his father, a former gangster who has suffered the costs of his own mistakes.

Watch Can’t Hold Me Back online for free (either in English or Spanish), below:

Nada Me Detiene (in Spanish)

Nada Me Detiene sigue a un adolescente de Detroit, Fernando Parraz, en su lucha por vencer una monta√Īa de obst√°culos para ser el primero de su familia en obtener su diploma de bachillerato ‚Äď el boleto para sobrepasar los obst√°culos de la pobreza del centro de la ciudad y la violencia.

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