Let the Little Light Shine

  • Feature Film
  • 2022
  • 90 Mins

National Teachers Academy (NTA) is considered a beacon for Black children: a top-ranked, high-performing elementary school in the fastest growing neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. As the neighborhood gentrifies, a wealthy parents’ group seeks to close NTA and replace it with a high school campus. How will NTA's community fight to save their beloved institution? A co-production of POV and ITVS, in association with Black Public Media.

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Film Credits

  • Kevin Shaw Director
  • Steve James Producer
  • Rachel Dickson Producer

Critical Acclaim

"A thoughtful, generous film, drawing from wells of soul to consider issues of race, class and gentrification — and the sort of loyalty and community pride that breeds activism."

Aarik Danielsen, Columbia Daily Tribune