Impact University: Featured Films

Featured Films

Brooklyn Castle >

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.

Featured Films

Waiting for Superman >

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.

Featured Films

Inequality for All >

Noted economic policy expert Robert Reich takes on the enormous issue of widening income inequality and explores what effects this increasing gap has not only on our economy but our democracy itself.

Featured Films

A Place at the Table >

50 Million Americans—1 in 4 children—don't know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat.

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