License Information - University/College
I Am or How Jack Became Black takes an unvarnished view of race from the perspective of a multiracial. The themes of I Am present an opportunity to study and discuss the many issues facing today’s students: the multiracial baby boom, identity politics, and what it means to be an individual. The film is conveniently broken into several major and separate sections, allowing the film to be viewed as a whole or in part.
If you are a K-12 educator or a public librarian, please see our K-12/Public Library license.
Areas of Study & Departments:
Themes & Topics:
America's Racial History
Media & Race
WHAT'S INSIDE THE KIT?
DVD or Blu-Ray: 84 min version of the film broken into several “chapters,” each with a unique theme allowing customization for a variety of settings. (the multiracial debate, politics, Trayvon Martin, etc.)
Comprehensive Discussion guide
Educational and public performance license for your institution
HOW CAN I USE THE FILM?
Universities, libraries, and community organizations are using I Am in their programs. Here are some ways you can use the film to educate and engage your audience:
Show the film in the classroom and engage your students with new perspectives on race. You can show the entire documentary or individual chapters to illustrate points in your curriculum.
Add the film to your events calendar and invite the community to join the discussion. It's a powerful way to add a new dimension to the conversation about race, one that surely will only grow as more and more Americans are born to interracial unions.
Add the film to your library's collection and make it available to everyone with an interest in the multiracial identity, the policy of checking a race box, race/racism, and identity politics.