|The Bad Kids – Trailer
Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is one of Californiaâ€™s alternative schools for students at risk of dropping out. Every student here has fallen so far behind in credits that they have no hope of earning a diploma at a traditional high school. Black Rock is their last chance. THE BAD KIDS is an observational documentary that chronicles one extraordinary principalâ€™s mission to realize the potential of these students whom the system has deemed lost causes. Employing a veritÃ© approach during a year at the school, our film follows Principal Vonda Viland as she coaches three at-risk teensâ€“â€“a new father who canâ€™t support his family, a young woman grappling with sexual abuse, and an angry young man from an unstable homeâ€“â€“through the traumas and obstacles that rob them of their spirit and threaten their goal of a high school diploma.
Directed by: Keith Fulton, Lou Pepe