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First Generation

Jaye J. Fenderson
Jaye J. Fenderson and Adam Fenderson

FIRST GENERATION is a feature-length documentary chronicling the journey of four low-income students who are first in their family attempting to attend college. While education is the most likely means of rising into another socio-economic class, our system makes it extremely difficult to break out of the cycle of poverty. We'll interview our nation's top educational experts to hear their perspective on the problems of access, affordability and guidance facing these first generation students. We'll also take a look at the history of public education and how things have changed in recent years. The film will be a thought-provoking look into what has become a major rite of passage for young people in America: getting into college.

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