August 23, 2018 2:04 pm
America to Me, the 10-part documentary series from director Steve James, begins a nationwide 10-city tour tomorrow, August 24, in Atlanta, GA.
The tour is part of the America to Me "Real Talk" civic engagement and educational outreach campaign launched by Participant Media alongside the release of the series, which premieres on STARZ this Sunday, August 26 at 10pm ET/9pm CT. The campaign aims to inspire dialogue and action around the issues of race and equity highlighted in the docu-series.
Each week, in a different city, the campaign will bring together a cross-section of influencers, stakeholders, educators, students, parents, and politicians for a pre-screening of that week's episode and a panel discussion that helps drive engagement and encourage locally-hosted, candid conversations about race and equity.
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America to Me 10-city tour schedule:
- August 24 - Atlanta, GA
- August 28 - Detroit, MI
- September 8 - New York, NY
- September 13 - Boston, MA
- September 23 - Los Angeles, CA
- September 27 - Washington, DC
- October 3 - Dallas, TX
- October 10 - Charlotte, NC
- October 18 - Oakland, CA
- October 25 - Chicago, IL
"While I think America To Me is a must-watch series, and doubly so if it takes you out of your comfort zone, recommending it doesn’t feel like quite enough. I don’t just want people to watch it. I want everyone to really sit down with it, to discuss it, to find concrete actions to fix the systemic issues within the education system, to actually understand the financial and racial struggles instead of distancing themselves through a screen. Which, I suppose, is a testament to America To Me‘s power."
- Pilot Viruet, Uproxx.
Steve James directed and executive produced the 10-part documentary series via his longtime production home, Kartemquin Films. The series is executive produced by Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll (Lincoln) and Diane Weyermann (An Inconvenient Truth), and by Gordon Quinn (The Trials of Muhammad Ali), Betsy Steinberg (Edith+Eddie) and Justine Nagan (Minding the Gap) for Kartemquin FIlms.
Bing Liu (Minding the Gap), Rebecca Parrish (Radical Grace) and Kevin Shaw (The Street Stops Here) served as segment directors. John Condne (Love. Blood. Kryptonite.) served as the series producer, along with Risé Sanders-Weir (Chicago Stories). Film editors were Leslie Simmer (Raising Bertie) and David E. Simpson (Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise).
The series makes its premiere on STARZ this Sunday, August 26 at 10pm ET/9pm CT. Don't have cable? Watch the show via the STARZ app.
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