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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


INTERVIEW

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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BEHIND THE SCENES

Invitation to the Set

?It?s a call for people who want a more just world to get onboard and start a new movement.? Smith gives a peek inside the production, directed by Kristi Zea.

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INTERVIEW

Why This Fight Matters

?The gap between rich and poor has really widened.? Smith discusses why the film?s message is essential in this socially and politically charged time.

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INTERVIEW

The School-to-Prison Pipeline

?Rich kids get mischief, poor kids get pathologized and incarcerated.? Smith explains the injustice that starts with America's schools.

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INTERVIEW

Meet the Musician: Marcus Shelby

The bassist who joins Anna Deavere Smith on stage during the film brings elements of the blues to the stories told.

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Video1:43

BEHIND THE SCENES

Invitation to the Set

?It?s a call for people who want a more just world to get onboard and start a new movement.? Smith gives a peek inside the production, directed by Kristi Zea.

Card Play IconWatch
Video0:58

INTERVIEW

Why This Fight Matters

?The gap between rich and poor has really widened.? Smith discusses why the film?s message is essential in this socially and politically charged time.

Card Play IconWatch
Video0:53

INTERVIEW

The School-to-Prison Pipeline

?Rich kids get mischief, poor kids get pathologized and incarcerated.? Smith explains the injustice that starts with America's schools.

Card Play IconWatch
Video1:00

INTERVIEW

Meet the Musician: Marcus Shelby

The bassist who joins Anna Deavere Smith on stage during the film brings elements of the blues to the stories told.

Card Play IconWatch
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