Notes From the Field

DRAMA | TV-MA | 1 HR 31 MIN | 2018

Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Anna Deavere Smith brings her acclaimed one-woman show of the same name to the screen. The HBO Film presentation dramatizes accounts of students, parents, teachers and administrators caught in America’s school-to-prison pipeline, which pushes underprivileged, minority youth out of the classroom and into incarceration. Read More

“No justice, no peace.”

— Anna Deavere Smith

as Jamal Harrison Bryant, Pastor and Founder, Empowerment Temple AME Church


Anna’s Process

After interviewing 250 subjects, Smith explains how and why she chose the real-life people she portrays in the film.

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