How can educators offer hope and encouragement to kids who’ve been rejected by the system? The Bad Kids, a coming of age documentary, chronicles the extraordinary work of Vonda Viland, the principal at the Black Rock Continuation High School in an impoverished Mojave Desert community. Black Rock is the bad kids’ last chance.
Daniel Moretti, national community engagement manager at ITVS
Lois Vossen, executive producer for the weekly award winning PBS series Independent Lens
Vonda Viland, principal at Black Rock, an alternative high school for at-risk teens in the Mojave Desert