"An award-winning documentary narrated by Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, First Generation tells the story of four high school students – an inner city athlete, a small town waitress, a Samoan warrior dancer, and the daughter of migrant field workers – who set out to break the cycle of poverty and bring hope to their families and communities by pursuing a college education." The video follows the students through their final year of high school and into their first year of college. The video does a great job documenting the challenges facing young people across the racial and social spectrum. The documentary also details the challenges facing first generation college students and aversive effects of generational poverty.
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The video is available on Youtube.