Free Screening of “The Learning”

Friday, September 16, 2011, 7:00 PM

The Learning chronicles an emotionally charged year in the lives of four Filipino women as they leave their homeland to teach in Baltimore’s inner-city schools. With their increased salaries, they hope to transform their families’ impoverished lives back home. But the women also bring idealistic visions of the teacher’s craft and of life in America, which soon collide with Baltimore’s tough realities.

Stevenson University’s Department of Film/Video presents a free, sneak-preview screening of The Learning at the Inscape Theatre on Greenspring Campus. The screening will be preceded by a 6 PM reception and followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Ramona Diaz. Contact Katrina Abarcar or Chris Reed for more info: katrina_abarcar@comcast.net; chrisreed@stevenson.edu. This event is also sponsored by Katipunan Maryland and Katarungan DC.

“A great documentary that illustrates the social costs of migration.”
- Katarungan

This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series: http://www.pbs.org/pov.