Join Meridian International Center and ITVS for the Global Perspectives Film Series
Education, Education is part of the international WHY POVERTY? project, a groundbreaking cross-media event reaching more than 500 million people around the world via over 60 international television broadcasters as well as radio, internet and live events.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
6:30pm Film Screening
Discussion and Q&A to follow
with featured speaker
Chief of Staff, George Mason University; Career Diplomat, U.S. Department of State
Dr. Curtis Sandberg
Senior Vice President for Arts and Cultural Programs, Meridian
Meridian International Center
1630 Crescent Place, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Limited on-site parking available.
About Education, Education:
In China, education is considered the only way out of poverty. But as the nation’s higher education system has largely been privatized by for-profit companies, the future for millions of students is bleak. College is less accessible to Chinese youth than ever before, and without it, they are often shut out of well-paid employment opportunities. What will it mean for coming generations and the future of the nation? Education, Education, a documentary by Director Weijun Chen and Producer Don Edkins, explores these questions and how this lack of educational access impacts individuals—and their futures.