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America to Me, Episode Eight, Code Switching: Managing Multiple Racial Identities
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directed by Steve James, fl. 1986-2015; produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films, in America to Me, Episode Eight (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 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.
directed by Steve James, fl. 1986-2015; produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films, in America to Me, Episode Eight (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 59 mins
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America to Me, Episode Five, Academic Expectations Based on Race
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directed by Steve James, fl. 1986-2015; produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films, in America to Me, Episode Five (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 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...
directed by Steve James, fl. 1986-2015; produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films, in America to Me, Episode Five (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 59 mins
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America to Me, Episode Four, Agency Among Different Racial Groups
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directed by Steve James, fl. 1986-2015; produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films, in America to Me, Episode Four (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 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...
directed by Steve James, fl. 1986-2015; produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films, in America to Me, Episode Four (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 1 hour
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America to Me, Episode One, Context Matters: The Permanence of Racism
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directed by Steve James, fl. 1986-2015; produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films, in America to Me, Episode One (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 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...
directed by Steve James, fl. 1986-2015; produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films, in America to Me, Episode One (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 58 mins
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America to Me, Episode Six, Racial Identity Development
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directed by Steve James, fl. 1986-2015; produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films, in America to Me, Episode Six (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 1 hour
By spring semester in Episode 6, the students of color at Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRFHS) encounter a fresh set of opportunities and obstacles along their paths to developing their racial identities. Kendale achieves a big goal, while Tiara’s dreams are dashed. Charles’s voice is validated with...
directed by Steve James, fl. 1986-2015; produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films, in America to Me, Episode Six (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 1 hour
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America to Me, Episode Ten, Collective Responsibility
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directed by Steve James, fl. 1986-2015; produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films, in America to Me, Episode Ten (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 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...
directed by Steve James, fl. 1986-2015; produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films, in America to Me, Episode Ten (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 1 hour 30 mins
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America to Me, Episode Three, Racialized Relationships in Families and Communities
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directed by Steve James, fl. 1986-2015; produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films, in America to Me, Episode Three (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 1 hour
By Episode 3, the racial cracks at Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRFHS) are becoming more apparent, as are the complexities of Oak Park’s racialized relationships. Terrence’s relationship with his mother, Jada’s and Charles’s interactions with their physics teacher, and teacher Jessica Stovall’...
directed by Steve James, fl. 1986-2015; produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films, in America to Me, Episode Three (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 1 hour
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America to Me, Episode Two, Living or Surviving: Whose Humanity is Valued?
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directed by Steve James, fl. 1986-2015; produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films, in America to Me, Episode Two (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 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...
directed by Steve James, fl. 1986-2015; produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films, in America to Me, Episode Two (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 1 hour
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