Ramona S. Diaz / USA / 2011 / 98 min / Tagalog, English with English subtitles / DigitalTweet
The struggling public school system in Baltimore needs teachers. In an act of desperation (and inspiration), they hire wide-eyed and ambitious teachers from the Philippines, where a century ago, American colonial interests brought the English language and western-style schooling. THE LEARNING follows Dorotea, Angel, Grace, and Rhea in their first year teaching American high school, during which they seek to educate and inspire largely inner-city African American youth, and in the process, receive a learning of their own. A fresh look at migrant labor, culture clash, and the American public school system, THE LEARNING documents the emotional stakes – and ironies – of working hard and getting ahead.
Co-presented by Women's International Center (WIC) and California State University San Marcos.
- Director: Ramona S. Diaz
- Writer: Ramona S. Diaz
April 22, 2012 1:00 pm
Mission Valley UltraStar Cinemas
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