About the Film
Directed by Christopher Wong, Whatever It Takes chronicles the struggles and triumphs of the first year of a small, innovative public high school set in New York’s South Bronx. Through the school’s principal and several students unfolds a compelling portrait of a community born into hardship, but rising to excellence.
This evening will give the audience a look at a documentary from the inside out, including a chance to meet the remarkable people the film follows. With peeks at highlighted portions of the film, audience members will hear first hand about the journey of the artist, the challenges facing filmmaker and film subject respectively, and spark intimate conversations about education in America.