We're thrilled to shine a spotlight on Homeroom, a feature documentary film by local director Peter Nicks, examining the trials and triumphs of Oakland High School's class of 2020.
We've partnered with the local filmmakers of Homeroom to honor and celebrate the beauty and power of Oakland’s youth. The film follows students as they navigate their senior year: derailed by the pandemic and fueled by nationwide demands for systemic change following the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Homeroom, directed by Peter Nicks and Executive Produced by Ryan Coogler, celebrates the tenacity of today’s youth.
The film is a perfect capstone to Peter Nicks’ decade-in-the-making trilogy about Oakland institutions, which includes The Waiting Room and The Force. Streaming now on Hulu.
Homeroom allows the students to point a way forward.
About Homeroom: Oakland High School's class of 2020 confronts an unprecedented year as anxiety over test scores and college applications gives way to uncertainty springing from a rapidly developing pandemic. Efforts to eliminate the school district's police force unfold against the backdrop of growing nationwide demands for systemic change.
Homeroom, directed by Peter Nicks and Executive Produced by Ryan Coogler, celebrates the tenacity of today’s youth.
Ten percent of all proceeds will go to Open’hood, a nonprofit dedicated to storytelling founded by director Peter Nicks, to support nonfiction projects about youth.
You can scan the unique QR code on the back of the shirt to learn more about Homeroom and the filmakers.
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