We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest

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  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2020
  • Running time: 67 min
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... read more

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.

Original Release

02/18/2020

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Directors

Amy Schatz

Producers

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
Amy Schatz Producer
Diane Kolyer Producer
Nicole Reinert Producer
Sara Rodriguez Producer
Philip Kessler Producer

Editors

Tom Patterson

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