If you’d like to see a great filmĀ about the power of chess in our schools, check out this award-winning documentary currently showing on Netflix.

Rated: PG

Time: 102 minutes

Description (from the film’s official site):

BROOKLYN CASTLE tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard, and is as much about the sting of their losses as it is about the anticipation of their victories.

Trailer:

Brooklyn Castle Trailer from Producers Distribution Agency on Vimeo.

Don’t have a Netflix account? Watch Brooklyn Castle on Amazon Instant Video.

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