The 30-minute film Under The Bridge is about a group of dedicated students and their passionate principal at Papakura High Schoool – who want to turn their fortunes around.
It tackles key social issues such as child poverty – housing and education through the eyes of those affected.
The project began in February last year after Papakura High’s new principal John Rohs granted the Herald access to the school and its students.
Four young people volunteered to be part of the project – with one later dropping out due to the intensity of being in front of the camera.
Rohs himself is a major character in the film.