Film explores college access for first-generation students

Northern Arizona University is hosting a screening of the documentary film First Generation at 6 p.m. Monday, April 9, at Cline Library Assembly Hall.

Narrated by Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, First Generation tells the story of four high school students—an inner city athlete, a small town waitress, a Samoan warrior dancer, and the daughter of migrant field workers—who set out to break the cycle of poverty and bring hope to their families and communities by pursuing a college education.

Shot over the course of three years and featuring some of our nation’s top educational experts, this 95-minute documentary explores the problem of college access faced by first generation and low-income students and how their success has major implications for the future of our nation.

A panel discussion with the filmmakers and NAU first-generation college students follows the film.

For information, contact Wendy Wallace, director of Student Support Services, at (928) 523-6922 or