Official Trailer for 'The Bad Kids' Doc About a School for At Risk Teens
"How many other people have been through this?" FilmRise has debuted a trailer for the documentary The Bad Kids, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to quite a bit of buzz earlier this year. The doc has also played at True/False and Hot Docs, which I'm mentioning only to show it's worthy of attention. The Bad Kids is about a group of teachers at a Mojave Desert high school who take an unconventional approach to improve the lives of their struggling students. It's a powerful film about recognizing there are alternatives to helping educate at risk teens other than giving up on them or locking them up. From the trailer, this looks like one of the most important docs all year - and I'm definitely interested in watching it. Get a look below.
Here's the trailer (+ poster) for Keith Fulton & Louis Pepe's documentary The Bad Kids, from YouTube:
Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is one of California’s alternative schools for students at risk of dropping out. Black Rock is their last chance. Part observational documentary and part coming-of-age drama, The Bad Kids chronicles one extraordinary principal’s mission to realize the potential of these students whom the system has deemed lost causes. The Bad Kids is co-directed by filmmakers Keith Fulton & Louis Pepe, directors of the film Brothers of the Head and the documentary Lost in La Mancha previously. The doc first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and also played at True/False and Hot Docs this year. For info, visit the official website. FilmRise will release The Bad Kids documentary in select theaters starting on December 16th this year. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 3 Comments
It must be so hard to overcome a crappy childhood.
DAVIDPD on Oct 26, 2016
Hats off to them.
Carpola on Oct 26, 2016
Crappy societies imprint a lot of awful stuff on emotional and social self of youngsters. And of adults, yes. It takes a lot to overcome that, but it also takes a lot to help them. None of this is impossible, although, it is hard. There's a message in this trailer inspiring new generation of teachers. Why only teachers, why not everyone else. Why only schools need to clean up the mess of societies..?
shiboleth on Oct 26, 2016
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