Beacon Academy is a year between 8th and 9th grade for motivated inner-city students to receive the instruction, encouragement, and guidance they need to be able to apply to some of New England's top independent boarding high schools. As students begin to realize their potential, they gain perspective on the public schools from which they've come, realizing inadequacies, and they begin to wonder if they'll fit into the world they're preparing to join -- that of the privileged, mostly-white prep-school. Classroom discussion of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye is meant to make the audience think -- what is the effect of telling a child to desire a world so different from her own? Is it that she'll spend her life wishing for blue eyes? Three students guide us through their experience of this year, as they set their sites on dream schools the year culminates in an emotional notification day.

Running Time
33 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Short, Documentary
Isara Krieger
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about short «Beacon» (18)

Sandra E. avatar
Sandra E.

Light entertainment with a great cast. If you like the actors, and enjoy something light hearted, think you will enjoy this film.

Evelyn avatar

I really enjoyed this Movie.

Kathleen avatar

I have to say this is one of my favorite movies.

Walter W. avatar
Walter W.

This movie was a flawlessly directed masterpiece. Just watch it.

Christian T. avatar
Christian T.

I love the scenery and the story. Perfect movie.

Jennifer Moore avatar
Jennifer Moore

Topping All Expectations!!!! Each character had their own little arc for them to develop in, this movie pulled it off with grace!

Edward S. avatar
Edward S.

Really good Short movie with a good cast!

Laura K. avatar
Laura K.

I thought something before watch movie, later face is glowing and inside so much what a crazy story man!

Joe Garrett avatar
Joe Garrett

Don't miss this!!! Edge of seat movie....Wonderful