A new 10-part documentary about racial equity and inequity at a Chicago-area high school premiered on the premium cable channel Starz on August 26.
“America To Me” was filmed at Oak Park and River Forest High, a west suburban school known for its progressive values.
The student population at OPRF is 55 percent white, 27 percent black, 9 percent Latino, 6 percent biracial and 3 percent Asian.
Morning Shift checks in with film director Steve James, segment director Kevin Shaw, and student Charles Donalson, who is featured in the series.
Watch the trailer here:
GUEST: Steve James, director of “America To Me”
Kevin Shaw, segment director of “America To Me”
Charles Donalson, student featured in the documentary
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