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Jamal McLelland in Small Steps

Small Steps: Creating the High School for the Contemporary Arts

2007 NR

Two talented teens navigate life in an experimental arts-themed high school located in one of the most notorious neighborhoods in the Bronx in this emotional and absorbing documentary from acclaimed filmmakers Barbara Kopple and David Becker. Spending a year with students and faculty at the new school, the filmmakers construct a meticulous portrait of institutional change within a bureaucratic educational system.