|NYFA Student Life Presents: Cookies and Cocoa|
Januray 26, 2017
at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
New York Film Academy
17 Battery Place
Warm up with some cocoa and enjoy a treat!
|Screening of A Class Apart Followed by a Q&A with Producer/Director Carlos Sandoval|
Januray 30, 2017
at 4:00pm - 6:00pm
420 Lincoln Rd Suite 200
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Screening Room, 2nd Floor
In the small town of Edna, Texas, in 1951, a field hand named Pete Hernández killed a tenant farmer after exchanging words in a gritty cantina. From this seemingly unremarkable murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that would forever change the lives and legal standing of millions of Americans. This award-winning documentary tells the little-known story of an underdog band of Mexican American lawyers who took their case, Hernandez v. Texas, all the way to the Supreme Court, where they challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans. “A Class Apart” dramatically interweaves the story of its central characters — activists and lawyers, returning veterans and ordinary citizens, murderer and victim — within the broader history of Latinos in America during a time of extraordinary change.
Carlos Sandoval is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker whose work includes documentaries “The State of Arizona” (Independent Lens, Emmy Nomination), “A Class Apart” (American Experience, Imagen Award), and “Farmingville” (POV, Sundance Special Jury Prize). A writer and sometime lawyer, Carlos is on faculty at Columbia School of Journalism and is Co-Executive Director of Next Generation Leadership, a public media diversity leadership initiative funded by CPB.