UNC Asheville to Screen "Go Public" Documentary, Feb. 11


UNC Asheville will host a screening of award-winning documentary, Go Public: A Day in the Life of an American School District, about the Pasadena Unified School District in California. The screening will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Union, room 221.

To create this documentary, 50 small camera crews followed a wide-ranging group of individuals who participate, attend, support and work in the school district in Pasadena, a racially and economically diverse community in Southern California with 28 public school campuses. Through personal stories, Go Public articulates the experiences of navigating a typical day in public school.

Go Public earned a number of accolades, including the Burbank International Film Festival President’s Innovation Award, best documentary at the Catalina Film Festival, and was an official selection of the American Film Showcase.

The screening is free and open to the public, and is cosponsored by the UNC Asheville Departments of Education and Economics. For more information, contact Jerad Crave, UNC Asheville lecturer in education, at jcrave@unca.edu or Melissa Mahoney, assistant professor of economics, at mmahoney@unca.edu.