I Learn America (2013) Trailer
Trailer for I Learn America.
Focusing on five recent immigrants in their senior year at New York City's International High School at Lafayette, Jean-Michel Dissard and Gitte Peng's documentary juxtaposes the students' adolescent growing pains with the challenges of navigating a new culture and language. The filmmakers' intimate access lets us get to know — and cheer for — these newcomers as they forge friendships and face difficult adjustments both at home and in the school community. I Learn America is a nuanced portrait that will resonate with anyone who recognizes the struggle to fit in.