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March 31, 2015

Kansas PBS stations to air 'Vale la Pena' documentary

Submitted by Patrice Scott

"Vale la Pena" documentary

The College of Education's latest documentary will air on all Kansas PBS stations, making it the third film picked up statewide and the fourth time a college documentary aired on northeast Kansas's local PBS station.

"Vale la Pena: Revolutionizing Hearts, Minds and Communities" will air on KTWU at 7:30 p.m. April 9 and 4 p.m. April 19. Please check listings for SHPT in Bunker Hill and KPTS in Wichita for air times.

The documentary's title means "worth the pain" and is about Ecuadorian teachers who came to K-State to take part in their country's GoTeacher program. GoTeacher is a concerted commitment to train thousands of Ecuadorian English language teachers so they can return to their classrooms and transform their nation's educational system.

Interest in the production is quite high, as the film's trailer has been viewed more than 8,000 times. The premiere will be streamed live at 2:30 p.m. April 7 in Forum Hall so GoTeacher participants in Ecuador can watch simultaneously.

Films produced by the College of Education that previously aired on all Kansas PBS stations were "Humanity Looks Good on Everyone," and "A Walk in My Shoes: First-Generation College Students." Another documentary, "A Long Road," aired on KTWU. Visit the college's YouTube channel for these and more videos covering a broad range of topics and issues.

"Vale la Pena" is being sponsored by the K-State College of Education and K-State Global Campus.

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