Community Cinema, a free monthly screening series engaging communities through films produced by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), features monthly screenings followed by panel discussions with leading organizations, local communities and special guest speakers. The program is designed to help people learn about and get involved in the social issues raised in the documentaries.
LocationWilliam F. Laman Public Library
2801 Orange Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013 6:30 pm
"The Graduates/Los Graduados," Pressing issues in education today are explored through the eyes of a diverse array of Latino and Latina adolescents from across the United States in this eye-opening documentary on the challenges facing students, their families, educators and community leaders." Community Conversation panelists will include Laveta Wills-Hale, Network Coordinator of the Arkansas Out of School Network; Cindy DeRosa, ESOL for Conway Schools; and a supporter of the Arkansas DREAM Act. Learn more.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 6:30 pm
"The State of Arizona," The battle over illegal immigration in Arizona that came to a head with Senate Bill 1070 frames this riveting documentary that tracks multiple perspectives -- activists, politicians, Latino immigrants, controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio, ranchers and others -- as America eyes the results. Confirmed panelists include Sara Mullally of El Zocalo. Learn more.