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Ava DuVernay Spotlights Women of Color in Upcoming Political Docuseries

Writer, producer, and director Ava DuVernay is painting a brighter future for women through her work. The award-winning filmmaker plans to shift the political landscape as she prepares to release a powerful docuseries highlighting women of color in politics titled, “And She Could Be Next.” “There are more of us than those who seek to do us harm.” AND SHE COULD BE NEXT debuts on @PBS via @POVdocs this summer. — Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 17, 2020 The PBS project — set to debut in June — will spotlight the movement of women of color making major strides in American politics. POV — part of PBS’ public television series that features independent nonfiction films — acquired the U.S. broadcast and streaming rights to the docuseries as part of PBS’ summer “Trailblazers” initiative to celebrate the centennial of the women’s vote, Deadline reports . The docuseries aims to pay homage to women of color who are using their voices to inspire change. “If ever there was a...

Njera Perkins

Apr 17, 2020

LeBron James Debuts New Docuseries for I Promise School

NBA superstar LeBron James has always held his hometown of Akron, Ohio close to his heart and even more so the public elementary school he founded for at-risk youth. Now he’s putting his executive producer hat back on to debut a docuseries that follows the trials and tribulations of the school’s students and its initiative, according to PEOPLE. His new documentary titled “I PROMISE” is a 15-episode docuseries that tells the story of the I Promise school through James’ perspective as well as the students, teachers, and others close to the institution. “I think it’s important for us all to see and hear stories that can make each other better,” James told PEOPLE. “That’s why I’m thankful that my SpringHill Entertainment was able to shine a light on these kids and these families, as well as so many other important things they’re doing.” The school — which opened in the fall of 2018 in partnership with Akron Public Schools and the LeBron James Family Foundation — was designed to provide...

Njera Perkins

Apr 7, 2020