Educational License DVD: Applies to universities, colleges, museums, corporations, and governmental agencies. Includes public performance rights.
“Admissions provides fascinating insights into the shadowed lives of young adults who are American de facto if not de jure. Compelling at the emotional, intellectual, and visual level–this is a must see!”
Carola Suárez-Orozco, Co-Director, Institute for Immigrant Children & Youth, UCLA and author of Learning a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society
Admissions presents nuanced and personal insight into the issue of undocumented youths in the United States. … The film is powerful, revealing and most importantly human.”
Ricardo Miranda, Professor, Hunter College
“Admissions brings to the screen an overlooked, but much-needed contribution to the discourse on undocumented people in the US: the affective lives of college students. In its essayistic approach to the everyday emotional and visceral experiences of four young people and their desire for higher education, the film eschews the traditional documentary’s talking heads or temporal linearity. The film’s more poetic meditation on its subjects and their relation to the national body is deeply felt in its imagistic cutaways as much as it is seen and heard in its straightforward exposition. The students admit the filmmakers — and us — into their lives by telling their stories. Moods drift and shift, and so do the meanings of objects, location, and activism itself. Taking its cue from its subjects,Admissions is a brilliant un/documentary on the psychological textures and folds of undocumented students.”
Chuck Jackson, Associate Professor University of Houston – Downtown, Department of English and Coordinator, Film Studies minor