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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

#DIFF2016: The Bad Kids

I love me a good documentary and this is definitely one of them and the front-runner for my favorite documentary of the year. Let’s get reel and break this down.

A group of teachers at a Mojave Desert high school take an unconventional approach to improve the lives of their struggling students.



There is a lot going on in this doc but everything seems to come together nicely in a seamless blend of every emotion under the sun. All the kids presented, despite their outcomes, are all likeable and I guarantee you that after watching this you will want to become a teacher in some way shape or form. You are rooting for these kids to get an education and better their lives from their past or their awful present situation. But after all the emotions you go through, the real heroes of the story are the teachers and principal. The emotional toll they go through and the passion they have to support the kids is very inspirational.




Documentaries are always exempt from this category.




Inside the school is clear and lively with good shots but the outside landscapes provide a calm, outer shell of this school filled with teenagers who have lost hope on the world.


Editing/Special Effects


The interest of the kids and their backstories will have you glued and rooting for them all the way until the end. It was a pure psychological observation of these people as a mirror to the reality of some teenagers.



I don’t need to say anymore. This is a fantastic documentary. This is the first high recommendation for DIFF.

Grade: A
(Review by Chase Lee)

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