Focusing on the Oakland Unified School District’s MLK Oratorical Festival in California—one of many oratorical competitions that take place across the country—the documentary follows students from schools across the city in the months leading up to the 40th annual festival as they hone their speeches, hoping for a coveted spot in the finals. Through interviews with the contestants and scenes of rehearsals and performances, the film reveals the deep connection the students make between King’s words and the world they live in.
|Mahershala Ali||Executive Producer|
|Julie Anderson||Executive Producer|
|Mimi Valdes||Executive Producer|
|Nancy Abraham||Executive Producer|
|Lisa Heller||Executive Producer|
|Amatus Karim Ali||Executive Producer|
|Amatus Sami Karim||Executive Producer|