An excellent discussion film for college bound students, this thoughtful documentary captures the alienation, prejudice and insecurity that often confront African American students at predominantly white institutions. After the initial excitement of being accepted to the college of his choice, eighteen-year-old George is confronted with reality. His freshman year is filled with unanticipated academic, social and cultural barriers as Harvard reveals many of its shortcomings as an elite academic institution and George discovers some of his own as a student.
"Intelligent, well conceived...(it has) a remarkably wide range of uses."
- Robert Bailey, FILM LIBRARY QUARTERLY
"An important film, both for what is shows about the place of race and class in an institution such as Harvard, and also for its attempt to advance new frontiers in contemporary documentaries."
- Richard Peña
"…virtually every black student who has attended a predominantlyy white institution can identify with the alienation, sefl-doubts, and insecurities highlighted by George."
- Peggy A. Richmond, Research and Evaluation Associates
"At an orientation program for minority students and their parents, the film fostered dialogue where it might not have occurred, and gave the parents some insight into how they can be more supportive of their children."
- Kathy Jones, University of California, Riverside
• Outstanding Student Film Award, New England Film Festival
• Regional Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
• Art Institute of Chicago
• Institute for Comtemporary Art, Boston
• Museum of Natural History, New York
• London Film Festival
• American Film Festival
• New England Film Festival
• United Sates Film and Video Festival, Salt Lake City
• 545 Eighth Avenue, Suite 550, New York, NY 10018
• Telephone 212-947-9277
TWN acknowledges that in New York we are on the unceded territory of the Lenni Lenape,
Canarsie, Shinecock, and Munsee peoples and challenges the harm that continues to
be inflicted upon Indigenous and People of Color communities here and abroad,
which is why we all need to be part of the struggle for rights, equality and justice.
TWN is supported in part by the National Endownment for the Arts, New York State Council
on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affarirs, New York Community Trust, Peace Development Fund,
Humanities NY and individual donors.