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APREE Educational Film

Making The Impossible Possible

 MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE tells the story of the student-led struggle to win Puerto Rican Studies at Brooklyn College, CUNY, in the late 1960s. The documentary is a mosaic of voices, film footage, and photographs taken by student activists. This important intergenerational story highlights how students and faculty seized the moment to build upon an alliance of Puerto Rican, African American, and other progressive students forged in their communities and the civil rights movement. Together they changed the face of higher education, transforming the curriculum and expanding who gets educated. The film sheds light on the 50-year history of struggle that started with the founding of one of the first Puerto Rican Studies departments in the nation, and documents the continued movement to maintain their gains. 

This film was made in partnership with Filmmakers and Directors: Tami Gold, and Pam Sporn,

and is distributed to educational institutions through Third World Newsreel


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*This project is being independently produced by APREE and is not affiliated with any university or college.  



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