THE HIGHEST STANDARD
Documentary 2023, USA, 87 minutes
Directed by Isara Krieger
Produced by WIFVNE member Jessica Estelle Huggins, Isara Krieger
Opening night film features THE HIGHEST STANDARD directed by Boston-born / Oakland-based Isara Krieger. The film follows 3 Black students in Boston who by 8th grade rank far below their suburban peers. They take a chance entering Beacon Academy, a 14-month program between middle and high school that aims to help public school students prepare to apply to some of the best private high schools in the country. Tickets are available now to purchase ($15/per person).
Post-Film Discussion with Filmmakers Isara Krieger, Jessica Estelle Huggins, Makai Murray and Dr. Akilah Cadet moderated by the Globe's Deanna Pan.
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