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America to Me, Whiteness
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in America to Me (Ro*Co Films), 10 mins
In Episode 7, the students at Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRFHS) experience a series of thrilling victories (Kendale’s overtime win and Charles’s rise in spoken word) and crushing blows (Terrence’s graduation news and Ke’Shawn’s home situation). As they fight to achieve the “American dream,...
in America to Me (Ro*Co Films), 10 mins
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3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets
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directed by Marc Silver, 1977-; produced by Minette Nelson, fl. 2015 and Carolyn Hepburn, fl. 2004, Participant Media, HBO Documentary Films and Motto Pictures; performed by Lucia McBath, fl. 2015, Ron Davis, fl. 2015 and Michael David Dunn, fl. 2012 (Ro*Co Films, 2015), 1 hour 39 mins
On Black Friday 2012, four African - American teenagers stopped at a gas station to buy gum and cigarettes. One of them, Jordan Davis, argued with Michael Dunn, a white man parked beside them, over the volume of music playing in their car. The altercation turned to tragedy when Dunn fired 10 bullets at the unarmed...
directed by Marc Silver, 1977-; produced by Minette Nelson, fl. 2015 and Carolyn Hepburn, fl. 2004, Participant Media, HBO Documentary Films and Motto Pictures; performed by Lucia McBath, fl. 2015, Ron Davis, fl. 2015 and Michael David Dunn, fl. 2012 (Ro*Co Films, 2015), 1 hour 39 mins
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America to Me, Agency Among Different Racial Groups
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in America to Me (Ro*Co Films), 1 hour
Episode 4 offers a vivid example of the impact of agency. When an individual feels a sense of agency - like Ke’Shawn in his theater class - they feel like they have control over their choices and actions, and the ability to advocate for themselves. Agency impacts our self-image, our sense of belonging and contri...
in America to Me (Ro*Co Films), 1 hour
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America to Me, Collective Responsibility
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in America to Me (Ro*Co Films), 1 hour 30 mins
In the final episode of America to Me, we witness the resilience of the students and teachers of Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRFHS) in their quest to find agency, racial identity validation, and community. Their stories demonstrate that individual steps towards equity are important, but it takes everyo...
in America to Me (Ro*Co Films), 1 hour 30 mins
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America to Me, Context Matters: The Permanence of Racism
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in America to Me (Ro*Co Films), 58 mins
America to Me focuses on a year at Chicago’s Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRFHS), widely considered to be a safe, well-integrated, academically strong school. In Episode 1, we meet some of its students of color and their families, who have sacrificed to live in this popular district. Their stories beg...
in America to Me (Ro*Co Films), 58 mins
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American Promise
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directed by Joe Brewster, fl. 1995 and Michèle Stephenson, fl. 2008; produced by Joe Brewster, fl. 1995 and Michèle Stephenson, fl. 2008, Rada Film Group (Ro*Co Films, 2013), 2 hours 5 mins
AMERICAN PROMISE spans 12 years in the lives of two middle class black families as they navigate their family experience when they choose to send their two young sons to a prestigious Manhattan private school. With a sharp and merciless camera, filmmakers/parents Joe and Michele intimately document the struggles a...
directed by Joe Brewster, fl. 1995 and Michèle Stephenson, fl. 2008; produced by Joe Brewster, fl. 1995 and Michèle Stephenson, fl. 2008, Rada Film Group (Ro*Co Films, 2013), 2 hours 5 mins
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Crime After Crime
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directed by Yoav Potash; produced by Yoav Potash; performed by Deborah Peagler, 1959-2010, Joshua Safran and Nadia Costa (Sausalito, CA: Ro*Co Films, 2011), 1 hour 26 mins
Crime After Crime tells the dramatic story of the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, a woman imprisoned for over a quarter century due to her connection to the murder of the man who abused her. Two rookie attorneys step forward to take her case and through their perseverance, they bring to light long - lost witn...
directed by Yoav Potash; produced by Yoav Potash; performed by Deborah Peagler, 1959-2010, Joshua Safran and Nadia Costa (Sausalito, CA: Ro*Co Films, 2011), 1 hour 26 mins
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America to Me, Academic Expectations Based on Race
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in America to Me (Ro*Co Films), 59 mins
In Episode 5, we meet a new group of white students at Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRFHS), whose experiences contrast with those of the school’s students of color. One key area of difference involves academic expectations - what is expected of the white students academically as opposed to the student...
in America to Me (Ro*Co Films), 59 mins
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America to Me, Code Switching: Managing Multiple Racial Identities
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in America to Me (Ro*Co Films), 59 mins
Identities, both authentic and assumed, play a strong role in Episode 8, as we see the students, teachers, and families of Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRFHS) navigating multiple identities and finding the need to code switch in order to fit in and achieve recognition at the school.
in America to Me (Ro*Co Films), 59 mins
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America to Me, Living or Surviving: Whose Humanity is Valued?
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in America to Me (Ro*Co Films), 1 hour
As we meet more students at Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRFHS), we start to see where the students of color are able to live as their authentic selves, and where they’re just surviving. Extracurricular activities like Spoken Word Club offer safe, validating spaces for students like Charles and Chanti...
in America to Me (Ro*Co Films), 1 hour
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