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The Resource Precious knowledge, produced and directed by Ari Luis Palos ; produced by Eren Isabel McGinnis ; a co-production of Dos Vatos Productions and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) ; produced in association with Latino Public Broadcasting and Arizona Public Media

Precious knowledge, produced and directed by Ari Luis Palos ; produced by Eren Isabel McGinnis ; a co-production of Dos Vatos Productions and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) ; produced in association with Latino Public Broadcasting and Arizona Public Media

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Precious knowledge
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Precious knowledge
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produced and directed by Ari Luis Palos ; produced by Eren Isabel McGinnis ; a co-production of Dos Vatos Productions and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) ; produced in association with Latino Public Broadcasting and Arizona Public Media
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eng
Summary
"Precious Knowledge reports from the frontlines of one of the most contentious battles in public education in recent memory, the fight over Mexican American studies programs in Arizona public schools. The film interweaves the stories of several students enrolled in the Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School with interviews with teachers, parents, school officials, and the lawmakers who wish to outlaw the classes. While 48 percent of Mexican American students currently drop out of high school, Tucson High's Mexican American Studies Program has become a national model of educational success, with 93 percent of enrolled students, on average, graduating from high school and 85 percent going on to attend college. The filmmakers spent an entire year in the classroom filming this innovative curriculum, documenting the transformative impact on students who became engaged, informed, and active in their communities. As the nation turns its focus toward a wave of anti-immigration legislation in Arizona, the issue of ethnic chauvinism becomes a double-edged weapon in a simmering battle making front page news coast to coast. When Arizona lawmakers pass a bill giving unilateral power to the State Superintendent to abolish ethnic studies classes, teachers and student leaders fight to save the program using texts, Facebook, optimism, and a megaphone. Lawmakers and politicians respond with a public relations campaign to discredit the students, claiming that a textbook used in the classes, Paulo Freire's The Pedagogy of the Oppressed teaches victimization and sedition. Officials ask that the classroom's Che Guevara posters be replaced with portraits of founding father Benjamin Franklin. Meanwhile, the students answer back by fighting for what they believe is the future of public education for the entire nation, especially as the Latino demographic continues to grow."--Publisher
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COO
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videorecording
Credits note
Executive producer for ITVS, Sally Jo Fifer ; editor, Jacob Bricca ; composer, Naïm Amor ; co-production of Dos Vatos Productions and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) ; produced in association with Latino Public Broadcasting and Arizona Public Media ; funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Date time place
Originally produced by Dos Vatos in 2011
Intended audience
  • Higher education
  • Grade 9+
Language note
In English
LC call number
E184.M5
LC item number
P735 2011ev
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
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  • Palos, Ari Luis
  • McGinnis, Eren
  • Fifer, Sally Jo
  • Bricca, Jacob
  • Amor, Naïm
  • Dos Vatos Productions
  • Independent Television Service
  • Latino Public Broadcasting (Firm)
  • Arizona Public Media
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Kanopy (Firm)
  • Media Education Foundation
Runtime
70
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  • Tucson High School (Tucson, Ariz.)
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican American high school students
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Discrimination in education
  • Education and state
  • Ethnology
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Precious knowledge, produced and directed by Ari Luis Palos ; produced by Eren Isabel McGinnis ; a co-production of Dos Vatos Productions and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) ; produced in association with Latino Public Broadcasting and Arizona Public Media
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unknown
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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two-dimensional moving image
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tdi
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rdacontent
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ocn921960985
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unknown
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1 online resource (approximately 70 min.)
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unknown
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online
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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other
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sound, color
Publisher number
1155997
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not applicable
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unknown
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sound
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sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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  • (Sirsi) o921960985
  • (OCoLC)921960985
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other
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Precious knowledge, produced and directed by Ari Luis Palos ; produced by Eren Isabel McGinnis ; a co-production of Dos Vatos Productions and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) ; produced in association with Latino Public Broadcasting and Arizona Public Media
Link
Distribution
Note
Title from end credits
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn921960985
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (approximately 70 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
1155997
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o921960985
  • (OCoLC)921960985
Video recording format
other

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