Documentary directed by Mike Mascoll (USA, 2016, 75 min.). On the Line highlights one of the longest-running voluntary school desegregation programs in the country and its historical impact on the city of Boston and those personally involved in the program. METCO—the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity—was founded in 1966. The film recaps the experiences of past and current METCO participants while assessing the benefits and hardships of crossing racial and class lines on their way to school. On the Line also examines the historical and social conditions that helped shape the lives of a select group of METCO and suburban students when the bus ride ended.
Followed by a Q&A with the director.
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