POV: "All the Difference"

POV: "All the Difference"

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 6:30pm - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 3:30pm

The largely invisible and often crushing struggles of young African-American men come vividly — and heroically — to life in All the Difference, which traces the paths of two teens from the South Side of Chicago who dream of graduating from college.

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Wednesday, October 11th at 6:30-8pm

Thursday, October 12th at 8-9:30am

Thursday, October 12th at 2-3:30pm

Statistics predict that Robert and Krishaun will drop out of high school, but they have other plans. Oscar®-nominated producer/director Tod Lending's intimate film, executive produced by author Wes Moore, follows the young men through five years of hard work, sacrifice, setbacks and uncertainty. As they discover, support from family, teachers and mentors makes all the difference in defying the odds. Learn More: http://www.pbs.org/pov/allthedifference/

Access Interactive College-Bound Student Handbook for First Generation College Students & Family Tip Sheets and Family Tip Sheets.

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All the Difference is part of SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION, a special week of programming September 12-17, that focuses on the state of education. The schedule features eleven films and documentaries like locally produced Confronting the Wall and the Need to Know special, Schools for South Sudan, as well as special episodes of NOVA, Frontiline and PBS NewsHour, and a new Ted Talks. The week concludes with the 5th annual AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY, a special broadcast on Saturday, September 17 from 2-6pm, celebrating individuals and non-profit organizations dedicated to helping youth stay on track to high school graduation. To learn more visit, WXXI.org/grad.

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