( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) WE ARE THE DREAM: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest
Photo Credit: Kelly Sullivan/FilmMagic for HBO
Every year, hundreds of children from pre-K through 12th grade take the stage at the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest, a public speaking competition where they perform poetry and speeches inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The film covers the months leading up to the 40th annual festival, as schools across the city send their top-placing students to compete. It is a portrait of young people raising their voices about issues they care about and of the unique community that celebrates and supports them.
Last night in Oakland, Executive Producer Mahershala Ali attended the World Premiere of the HBO Documentary Film WE ARE THE DREAM: THE KIDS OF THE OAKLAND MLK ORATORICAL FEST.
WE ARE THE DREAM debuts TUESDAY, FEB. 18 (7:00-8:10 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO in commemoration of Black History Month. It is directed and produced by Emmy® winner Amy Schatz (HBO’s “In the Shadow of the Towers,” “Song of Parkland”) and executive produced by Academy Award winner and East Bay Native Mahershala Ali (HBO’s “True Detective”).
If you are one who takes an interest in what is positive in your community, state, country or world, we are reaching out to you. If you are involved or looking to be involved in increasing awareness and having a more positive future that includes educating and preparing our youth.