Nebraska Loves Public Schools is presenting a new documentary called Seeds of Hope they created on immigrant and refugee students.
Brittany Mascio, Director of Marketing for Nebraska Loves Public Schools, says the documentary will premiere in Omaha on Wednesday, September 13th at Aksarben Cinema at 7:00 p.m.
Mascio says the evening kicks off with the screening of the 30 minute film. She says students and schools from across the state are featured in the documentary, including Omaha Public Schools, Lincoln Public Schools, Chadron Public Schools and Schuyler Public Schools.
Mascio says the film covers the students’ past challenges, their perseverance in the present and their hopes for the future.
"After the film is over, we will have a Q&A discussions with the teachers students who were in the film, from Omaha will be present at the Omaha event. We will talk to them about what it was like for them to be a new student and to be in the English language learner program and what it was like to be in school for them.”
Mascio says a take action reception follows the Q&A session. She says the reception gives audience members opportunities to get directly involved as volunteers or through monetary donations.
Seeds of Hope will premiere Wednesday, September 13th at 7:00 p.m. at Aksarben Cinema. You can watch the trailer at seedsofhopefilm.org.