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Executive Producer Mahershala Ali Presents HBO Documentary Film "We Are the Dream"

Updated: Feb 13


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Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali and East Bay native is the Executive Producer of "We Are The Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest", an HBO original documentary.


The documentary film, directed and produced by Emmy® winner Amy Schatz, features the Oakland Unified School District’s Martin Luther King Oratorical Festival in California, which is one of the many public speaking competitions that take place nationwide.



"We Are The Dream" follows pre-K through 12th grade students from schools across the city in the months leading up to the 40th annual festival, as they rehearse their speeches in hopes for a coveted spot in the finals.


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The film highlights passionate kids using their voices to speak on issues they care about such as social justice, immigration, and more.


"We Are The Dream" debuts Tuesday, Feb. 18 7:00 p.m. ET, exclusively on HBO in commemoration of Black History Month.

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