Class of ’27 presents three distinct yet complementary personal stories from places too often ignored in America. Each portrait demonstrates that children from struggling rural communities, despite their circumstances, are more likely to grow into productive and civically engaged adults if they receive support in their earliest years. The second portrait entitled, Little Dream Catchers, introduces audiences to White Earth Nation in Minnesota whose members set high standards. Former Tribal Chairwoman Erma Vizenor notes: “Education is our ticket out of poverty here; it was my ticket.”
The film is accompanied by an engagement guide that is designed to help early childhood program administrators, teachers, in-service trainers, and organizations use the film Class of ’27 to advance local conversations on education and early learning.