Sundance Film Festival: "The Bad Kids"
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 220 , Segment 4
Episode: Flint Water, How to Stop Bullying, Sundance Film Festival
- Jan 28, 2016
- 25:10 mins
Guest: Vonda Viland, Principal at Black Rock High School Remember the bad kids in high school? The ones who talked backed to the teacher and disrupted class? That is, if they came to class at all. They partied hard, fell into drugs, got pregnant, dropped out or simply disappeared. Vonda Viland knows all about the bad kids. She is the principal at Black Rock High School, an alternative high school in a remote small town in the Mojave Desert of California, and when it comes to kids acting out, she’s seen it all. But she’s not discouraged. In fact, her optimism about the future for the kids at her school is the subject of a new documentary called “The Bad Kids” that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.