The third film in the trilogy will delve into the realm of education, but from a unique point-of-view motivated by Open’hood’s mission to re-frame debates around issues that illicit passionate opinions and feelings.
The film is still in development and will most likely depart from the approach taken with the first two films. We are exploring alternative approaches to narrative including fictionalized characters navigating the actual institutions we have gotten to know over the last seven years including Highland Hospital and the Oakland Police Department.
The narrative will examine the interplay between access to health care, criminal justice and education in a city where local concerns reflect national issues. Oakland is one of the most diverse and promising cities in the nation, but also a city burdened by historically record crime rates and persistent poverty. What makes Oakland so vital as a stage for the trilogy is its diverse, engaged citizenry grappling with the big issues of equity and justice that face us all.