Chess and the future for youth

Amidst financial crises and unprecedented public school budget cuts I.S. 318 in Brooklyn, New York has assembled the best junior high chess team in the nation. Brooklyn Castle follows five chess team members for one year, and documents their challenges and triumphs both on and off the chessboard.

via Finishing Brooklyn Castle (Formerly Chess Movie) by Rescued Media — Kickstarter.

I got the link to this movie preview this morning.  It included a link to their kickstarter campaign, by the time I had decided to reblog this, the campaign had funded the movie and a series of demos where the kids from I.S. 318 play famous chess celebrities.  Turns out a few of those boss chess players dropped $5,000 to make this film happen.

Rock on.  Spotted at the always wonderful neogriot.

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