Impact University: Featured Films
This award-winning documentary delves into the legendary chess team of Intermediate School 318 in Brooklyn, New York. Students of diverse backgrounds are challenged by the the game, their opponents, and the massive budget cuts to after-school activities. Each success is hard-earned, and the students of the chess team use their determination and skills to propel them into high school and beyond.
Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows a handful of young, hopeful students as they navigate the complexities of a changing educational landscape. Through these nuanced portraits, Guggenheim offers a radical review and critique of the inevitabilities of certain education policies and how we can, and must, reform the system.