What makes Oakland so vital as a stage for the trilogy is its diverse promise, engaged citizenry, and persistent challenges around matters of equity and justice. It is also a city burdened by historically record crime rates, lack of access to adequate health care, and struggling schools.

The third film in the trilogy – HOMEROOM – will dive into Oakland’s education system, coalescing these acute challenges into a single film that follows young people facing hurdles across public systems (education, criminal justice, health) in a city that is becoming more gentrified and tech-centric every day. The film is currently in development.