How You Can Inspire Students To Pursue Dreams Through Higher Education.
Ramon’s story is really a human rights story. It’s about the right to have a quality education, the right to equality, the right to have access to the American Dream.
~ John Roth, Edward J. Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College and human rights consultant for RAMON RISING
I’m making a feature documentary called RAMON RISING, Ramon Resa’s journey from abandoned farmworker boy to pediatrician. Along with John Roth, I believe Ramon’s story is a human rights story and that everyone has the right to pursue higher education.
Ramon was an average boy who faced unimaginable obstacles. He struggled throughout his entire school career – failing classes, needing tutors, being told he should go into workshop not college prep … and wanting to quit many times. When kids learn of his story, they think “If he can do it with everything he had to overcome, I can do it too!”
Ramon’s incredible journey is proof to students of every background that they can overcome their challenges and become anything they want. The impact is especially profound for kids from underserved communities who would be the first in their family to go to college.
Education Version – For Classroom Showings
In the process of making the documentary it became clear that educators across the country wanted to show the film to kids in their classrooms but they needed a 50-minute version. From The U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to the Federally-funded Migrant Education Department to medical school educators, we’ve heard them – they want to show this to students everywhere.
Thus was born the special 50-minute Education Version of RAMON RISING for classroom purposes. You can watch the preview here:
This Film Will Foster Social Change
When kids see RAMON RISING, they will gain the confidence they need to pursue their dreams through higher education. Elementary through graduate students. In America and across the globe. Year after year. Through seeing this film, students can believe they are rising just like Ramon did!
How You Can Help
Kids can watch this story as early as this Spring – with your help.
To learn more, please contact me: diane@RamonRising.film
For previews and more film information: RamonRising.film