"Some documentary makers are adept at addressing the structural forces that govern society, and others are skilled at emotional, character-driven storytelling, but few do both simultaneously with the richness and precision of Steve James."
– Akiva Gottlieb, Los Angeles Times
The first episode of the 10-part docu-series from director Steve James premiered last Sunday, August 26 on STARZ not only to wide critical acclaim, but also marked the kick-off of a multitude of watch parties and episode discussions across the country – including at Oak Park and River Forest High School. Want to host a watch party? Learn more about the America to Me Real Talk social impact campaign here.
Don't have cable? Download the STARZ app to watch the series.
Interviews with filmmakers and participants
Steve James on Observing the Racial Inequities at a Progressive School
– Aisha Harris, Documentary Magazine
"America to Me" Segment Director Kevin Shaw on telling the story of Oak Park and River Forest High School
– John Williams, WGN Radio
'America to Me Examines Racial Equity at Oak Park and River Forest High School
– Meha Ahmad, WBEZ Morning Shift
Milos Stehlik Interviews Filmmaker Steve James on his Series "America to Me"
– Milos Stehlik, WBEZ Worldview
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