“Precious Knowledge” extraordinarily captures the efforts of those who will no longer wait for a quality education to be handed to them, and decide to take control of their schooling as a transformative experience. These efforts demonstrate the volatility and tension surrounding education as an often overlooked and contested ideological ground where student’s futures are at stake, and proven methods such as the Ethnic Studies program become casualties of the current xenophobic and neo-conservative backlash. This documentary is essential for any educational stakeholder interested in exploring and finding remedies to the current educational crisis currently experienced by many students and with multiple ramifications, including their futures, their communities, and our society.
Juan Gabriel Berumen
Doctoral Candidate, Indiana University