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Dual-language school
featured in documentary film

Clayton County's first dual-language charter school will be featured in a 10-minute documentary film premiering tonight at Georgia State University, according to Clayton County Public Schools.

The Unidos Dual Language Charter School in Forest Park will be the subject of the film, screened at 8 p.m., as part of Georgia State's "Crosswalk Collective" program, at the Eyedrum Arts Center, 290 Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive, Atlanta.

The film is entitled "La Escuela Unidos: Learning in a Unique Way." It looks at how students at the Unidos Dual Language Charter School learn in both Spanish and English, school officials said in a statement. Admission is a $3 donation to the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children, and the Boys & Girls Club of Atlanta, according to Eyedrum's web site. Call (404) 413-5640 for more information about the premier.

The film will be shown again May 14, at 7:30 p.m., at the school, which is located at 4475 Hendrix Drive, Forest Park, Clayton County Public Schools said. Admission for that showing is $2 for adults and $1 for students. Call (404) 361-3494 for more information on that viewing.

Four GSU students, including Mt. Zion High School graduate Julian Storch, generated 12 hours of footage for the film by interviewing students, staff members, and parents, the school system said. That footage was edited by the Georgia State students into its final, 10-minute version.

- Curt Yeomans