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$12 to stream via Monument Releasing
Use the code "wexner" to get the special $12 pricing and for a portion of your purchase to support the Wex!
Get your tickets now for this moving and nuanced documentary following four teens through an extraordinary senior year at Pahokee High School in rural Florida—and hear more about the project online from the directors April 26 and May 2. The film streams for two weeks only!
Situated in the north Everglades and not far from West Palm Beach, Pahokee is a small town known for its cane sugar fields and poor economic prospects, with some of Florida's highest rates of unemployment. The film observes Na'Kerria Nelson, Jocabed Martinez, Junior Walker, and BJ Crawford as they navigate the sometimes exciting, sometimes heartbreaking rite-of-passage rituals of senior year while making profound decisions about their futures. As they do, the pressure of Pahokee's hardships weighs on their shoulders—the community has placed all hopes for opportunity on them, the next generation. (112 mins., digital video)
Pahokee is the feature-length debut of Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan, known for a string of award-winning documentary shorts. Hear from them both on YouTube Q & A sessions scheduled for Sunday, April 26, at 6 pm EST or Saturday, May 2, at 8 pm EST.
More about the film
Review: "Sundance Doc 'Pahokee' Is an Intimate Portrait of Black & Latino High Schoolers Reaching for Greatness"
Pahokee, image courtesy of Monument Releasing.