Subtitle Options: English Closed Captions, Spanish Subtitles
Subjects: American Studies, Socioeconomics
In the US less than 50% of students who start college ever finish, making America’s college completion rates among the worst in the world. Now there are more than 35 million Americans who started college but never finished, leaving them saddled with debt, and behind their peers in earning power. Featuring interviews with LeBron James, Howard Schultz, and our nation's leading voices in education, this penetrating and personal new film investigates America’s college dropout crisis through the lives of five diverse students as they fight for a second chance at opportunity and highlights the innovators reimagining higher education for the 21st century.
2019 SXSW EDU Official Selection and 2019 Napa Valley Film Festival World Premiere
“Inspirational” – The Chronicle of Higher Education
"Optimistic" - The Hollywood Reporter
"Timely" - LA Times
About the filmmakers
Husband & wife filmmaking team, Adam and Jaye are the founders of Three Frame Media and producers of the award-winning documentary film First Generation. With a combined 25 years of film and television experience and credits spanning acclaimed shows for NBC, MTV, Lifetime, Discovery, ABC Family, E!, CNBC, and Spike, the Fenderson's are passionate about harnessing the power of media to advocate for issues of social justice and mobilize audiences to effect change.