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America to Me

America to Me

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Academy Award nominated filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself) examines racial, economic and class issues in contemporary American education in the multipart unscripted documentary series "America to Me."
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Episodes

  • What's the Big Deal About Oak Park?

    1. What's the Big Deal About Oak Park?

    The school year begins at OPRF for Grant, Tiara, Charles, Terrence and Ke'Shawn.

    58m 10s

  • Stranger in a Room

    2. Stranger in a Room

    Teacher Jess Stovall intervenes in Ke'Shawn's academic struggles. His mother shares her own troubled history at OPRF.

    59m 39s

  • There is No Pain That Compares to the Struggle

    3. There is No Pain That Compares to the Struggle

    Kendale wrestles to become a starter, while Chanti wrestles with emotional trauma. Jess takes on the principal and Jada takes on a teacher.

    59m 39s

  • There's Nothing Funny About Race!

    4. There's Nothing Funny About Race!

    Jada's conflict with a teacher grows more intense. Ke'Shawn's run-in threatens his grade. Terrence loves Halloween much more than school.

    59m 40s

  • I Don't Have to Think About Being White

    5. I Don't Have to Think About Being White

    White students Caroline and Brendan join the story. Jada's film draws mixed reviews. Terrence's grade hangs in the balance.

    59m 37s

  • Listen to the Poem!

    6. Listen to the Poem!

    Tiara and the cheerleading squad go for the gold. Charles' poetry slam team faces an epic challenge.

    59m 40s

  • Tsunami of Privilege

    7. Tsunami of Privilege

    Jess Stovall gives her all to engage Ke'Shawn, whose situation has turned dire. Kendale fights to advance in the playoffs.

    59m 23s

  • Nobody Can Hold You Down

    8. Nobody Can Hold You Down

    Chanti discovers a devastating truth about her grandparents. Brendan's parents make him an offer he can't refuse.

    59m 38s

  • The Invisible T-Shirt

    9. The Invisible T-Shirt

    Kendale goes on a college visit, while Terrence goes to court. Prom arrives and Kendale's mother loves it.

    59m 39s

  • America Will Be...

    10. America Will Be...

    It's now or never for Tiara in chemistry. Terrence looks to the future. Kendale, Jada and Gabe celebrate graduation.

    1h 29m 40s

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