The Graduates/Los Graduados

Trailer (3:11)
Promo ( :30)
Clip ( 2:31)
Clip ( 1:51)
  • About the Film

    Juan Bernabe in high school graduation cap and gown.

    Pressing issues in education today are explored through the eyes of a diverse array of Latino and Latina adolescents from across the United States, offering first-hand perspectives on key challenges facing both the students and their families, as well as educators and community leaders.

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  • Interview with Filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz

    Bernardo Ruiz talks to student Eduardo Corona

    We spoke with The Graduates filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz about what lead him to make this film, how he decided on the six students featured in the film and got them to trust him and his multitalented crew, other documentaries that influenced him, and the impact he hopes the film will have.

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  • Resources

    Graduates pose for the camera

    From organizations focused on preventing poverty and homelessness to programs that work to curtail bullying and violence, and from peer juries to youth action groups that encourage activism, find a wide variety of engagement and educational resources.

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  • Talkback

    Stephanie Alvarado smiles in the classroom.

    Share your own stories of overcoming obstacles as a student, or as a parent of a child who has struggled to finish their education. How did you handle it? Which student's story in the film did you relate to?

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