Starz has acquired the unscripted 10-part docuseries “America to Me,” created by filmmaker Steve James (“Hoop Dreams,” “The Interrupters”), and produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films. The logline: “America To Me” follows students, teachers and administrators in suburban Chicago’s Oak Park and River Forest High School, one of the country’s most exemplary and diverse public schools, over the course of a year as they grapple with decades-long racial and educational inequities – in addition to the challenges that today’s teenagers face. Digging deep into the experiences of a racially diverse student population, “America to Me” sparks extremely candid conversations about what has succeeded and what has failed in the quest to achieve racial equality and overcome bias in our education system. Part observational character story and part high school confessional, James captures critical moments within this vibrant high school ecosystem.
The docuseries will premiere in Fall 2018 on Starz and will also be available for download or streaming via the Starz app which offers subscribers access to more than 7,000 selections including Starz originals “Power,” “Outlander,” “American Gods,” “Counterpart,” among others; as well as movies and television series.