Beyond The Wall explores what can happen when disadvantaged teenagers from inner cities are given the chance to travel abroad on a summer study program. It follows four public high school kids from DC as they travel to China and in the years after their return to the US.
The film has cameo appearances by President Obama, will.i.am, John Legend and Jackie Chan, who the kids encounter at various points during the 3 year period of filming, but the real focus is these four remarkable and often funny teenagers and their personal journeys to navigate a future beyond the restrictions of their home circumstances.
The film was independently financed by the Executive Producers, as well as receiving a grant for completion funds from The Ford Foundation.
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