Barbara Conrad documentary 2/8, 2/10

Independent Lens presents the story of Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student, who finds herself at the epicenter of racial controversy, struggling against the odds and ultimately ascending to the heights of international opera in “When I Rise” at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, and 8 p.m. Thursday, 2/10.

Last year, KLRU hosted a special screening of this powerful film. Here are highlights of the post screening discussion with the filmmakers and a University of Texas student featured in the film.