A post-show discussion will follow the film, led by director Elisabeth Reinkordt.
ABOUT THE FILM: A decade ago, the southeastern Nebraska town of Crete was almost 90 percent non-Hispanic white. Today, nearly half of Crete’s population is Hispanic. How that dramatic change in demographics impacted the town, and in particular its school district, is the subject of WHEN WE STOP COUNTING. Co-directed by Brent Meier and Elisabeth Reinkordt, this thought-provoking documentary follows six Latino high school students, each living their personal struggles and triumphs while bearing the pressure of their parents’ backbreaking sacrifice in hopes of achieving the American Dream. Administrators, faculty and scholars examine how schools serve both students and the community, while students themselves record their own footage of experiences at school, at home, at work and at play. WHEN WE STOP COUNTING humanizes the issues of education, immigration, and most importantly, our future.