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America to Me, Episode 1, 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 1 (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 1 (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 58 mins
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America to Me, Episode 2, 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 2 (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 2 (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 1 hour
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America to Me, Episode 3, 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 3 (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 3 (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 1 hour
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America to Me, Episode 4, 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 4 (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 4 (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 1 hour
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America to Me, Episode 5, 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 5 (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 5 (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 59 mins
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America to Me, Episode 6, 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 6 (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 6 (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 1 hour
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America to Me, Episode 7, Whiteness
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directed by Steve James, fl. 2018; produced by Joe Flanagan, fl. 2018 and Louise Rider, fl. 2018, Participant Media, in America to Me, Episode 7 (Ro*Co Films, 2018), 59 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,...
directed by Steve James, fl. 2018; produced by Joe Flanagan, fl. 2018 and Louise Rider, fl. 2018, Participant Media, in America to Me, Episode 7 (Ro*Co Films, 2018), 59 mins
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America to Me, Episode 8, 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 8 (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 8 (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 59 mins
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America to Me, Episode 9, Racial Fatigue & Self-preservation
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directed by Steve James, fl. 2018; produced by Joe Flanagan, fl. 2018 and Louise Rider, fl. 2018, Participant Media, in America to Me, Episode 9 (Ro*Co Films, 2018), 1 hour
By Episode 9, Chanti and Caroline experience fatigue as women of color, as does teacher Jessica Stovall as she continues to engage the administration in piloting an equity program that benefits all faculty and students. Both students of color like Tiara and white students like Brendan continue to spiral from emoti...
directed by Steve James, fl. 2018; produced by Joe Flanagan, fl. 2018 and Louise Rider, fl. 2018, Participant Media, in America to Me, Episode 9 (Ro*Co Films, 2018), 1 hour
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America to Me, Episode 10, 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 10 (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 10 (Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Ro*Co Films, 2018), 1 hour 30 mins
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