When We Stop Counting

A 2010 feature-length documentary directed, edited, and produced by Elisabeth Reinkordt and Brent Meier

It is in our best interest to educate all children. But what happens when a small town’s school system suddenly experiences major demographic change? Crete Public Schools in Crete, Nebraska, has an answer. Follow six Hispanic/Latinx high school students in Crete, living their personal struggles and triumphs while bearing the pressure of their parents’ backbreaking sacrifice in hopes of achieving the American Dream. Administration, faculty and scholars examine how schools serve both students and the community, while students themselves record their own footage of experiences at school, at home, at work and at play. When We Stop Counting humanizes the issues of education, immigration, and most importantly, our future.

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