The film documents the genesis of the Black Lives Matter movement during 2013 demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo., following the murder of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson. Piecing together shaky footage with more intimate interviews with movement leaders, director Sabaah Folayan and producer Damon Davis weave a tale of unrelenting power that feels like today’s news. The film’s authenticity is largely derived from the filmmakers,
And now McKay is getting a little more serious…in a producing capacity at least. Deadline reports that he’s signed on to produce a documentary from Jason Pollock who was behind 2008′s The Youngest Candidate, which chronicled younger members of society (age 18-20) who were running for public office. This time around Pollock will be focusing on
Deadline reports that McKay will produce a new feature documentary from Jason Pollock about the dropout epidemic in American public schools. Pollack directed the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival doc, The Youngest Candidate, which was released under David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants banner. The documentary is expected to be shot throughout the current school year and is scheduled for a release next fall.
This documentary part of the screening tour that would lead up to election day.
“I want to help put the education system front and center in this upcoming presidential election,
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