I Learn America

I Learn America

USA, 2013, 92 Minute Running Time
Language: English, Spanish, Polish, Urdu English Sub-Titles

Co-Director Jean-Michel Dissard and Co-Producer Andrew Freiband in person
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One High School, One School Year, Five New Americans

At the International High School at Lafayette, a Brooklyn public high school dedicated to newly arrived immigrants from all over the world, five teenagers strive to master English, adapt to families they haven't seen in years, and create a future of their own while coming of age in a new land.

Through these five vibrant young people, their stories and struggles, we “learn America.”


DIRECTOR: Jean-Michel Dissard, Gitte Peng

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