Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Scores ‘Teach Us All’ Education Documentary for Netflix

Ava DuVernay

After securing Oscar and Emmy nominations for 13thAva DuVernay and Netflix have proven themselves to be an ideal documentary tag-team. Now, the two are in business again with Teach Us All, a film on American public education with a historical perspective on the 1957 integration by nine African-American students at the all-white Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas.

ARRAY, the film collective founded by the A Wrinkle In Time director several years ago, has picked the timely education film that will premiere on the streaming service on Sept. 25, 2017. After its Netflix debut, Teach Us All will be shown in Seattle, Philadelphia, Gary and Bloomington, Indiana, Memphis and L.A, coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the barrier shattering actions of the Little Rock Nine.

According to Shadow and Act, the film’s description reads, “In September 1957, nine African American students were selected to integrate the previously all-white Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. The enrollment of these students known as the “Little Rock Nine” was met with violent, racially charged opposition and became a seminal mark in the Civil Rights Movement. Lowman’s TEACH US ALL juxtaposes narratives of current students in Little Rock, AK with recounts from two Little Rock Nine members, then expands it’s scope to case studies from New York City and Los Angeles. The film weaves together interviews, archival images, and news footage to present one of the most urgent civil rights issues of our time; quality education for all children.

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