Director Cynthia Martinez in attendance.

Wednesday, December 6, 6:00 p.m. | FIRST VOICE GENERATION follows three Latinx high school students in Holland, Michigan. As children of Mexican immigrants, they struggle with a sense of identity and belonging growing up in this predominantly Dutch community. They dream of being the first in their family to go to college but when COVID-19 shuts the world down, and virtual learning exacerbates their struggles, their dream seems impossible. With her debut feature film, Cynthia Martinez, a Kartemquin Films Diverse Voices in Documentary program fellow, captures a compassionate and thoughtful portrait of coming-of-age against all odds. Director Cynthia Martinez in attendance.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email