Go to school and succeed in life they said,
but they don’t know how hard it is just to get there.
A film following San Bernardino students and the challenges they overcome to attend and succeed in school with the help of community members that invest in them.
About the Film
Berdoo is a film exploring how a community works together to decrease chronic absenteeism in the San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD). The film shares the stories of different San Bernardino students and the struggles that they face to get to school and do well but the resilience they have through their community. It also highlights the people and organization working with students to make Berdoo a better place.
How it began…
In 2018 a team from Loma Linda University School of Public health was asked by community members to look into unsafe routes being a barrier to attendance in SBCUSD. Through the process the team had the opportunity to meet several students and community members and hear their stories of resilience and felt it was one that was worth sharing.