Class of '27
By James Rutenbeck. A co-production of Lost Nation Pictures, Ltd. and Independent Television Service.
Filmed in the hollows of Appalachia, on native lands of the Upper Midwest and in West Coast migrant camps, the duPont-Columbia Award-winning CLASS OF '27 presents distinct yet complementary personal stories from places too often ignored in America. Each of the three portraits demonstrates that children from distressed communities, despite their circumstances, are more likely to grow into productive and civically engaged adults if they receive support in their earliest years. Committed to supporting the children’s potential, each community is a place of hope, inspiration and resilience.
CLASS OF '27 is presented as part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by CPB to help local communities across America keep more students on the path to graduation.