Ava DuVernay’s film collective, ARRAY, has officially released the theatrical trailer for Teach Us All directed by Sonia Lowman. The film will be Lowman’s feature debut and “examines the U.S. education system, from the historic Little Rock Crisis to present-day disparities in access that are culminating into a re-segregation of schools across the nation.”
When nine African-American students were chosen to integrate Arkansas’ previously all-white Little Rock Central High School in 1957, they were met with violent and racially charged resistance. Today, the Little Rock Nine’s integration is recognized as a key part of the Civil Rights Movement. Lowman’s film will tell the stories of current students in Little Rock, as well as those of two surviving Little Rock Nine members, and connect them to case studies in other corners of the country using interviews, archival images and news footage.
To coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine’s momentous school integration, on September 25, Netflix will debut Teach Us All alongside a series of one-night and limited engagements across the country including New York, Los Angeles, Little Rock, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, and Seattle. The full screening list can be found HERE.
Check out the powerful trailer above, and be sure to support this film as it is released in various cities across the country!