the I AM movement: more than a film

I AM OR HOW JACK BECAME BLACK - a platform that educates, engages, and equips Americans to act on two of the most pressing and transformative issues of our time: the blurring of the color line and the emergence of identity politics as today's new racial order. 

JOIN AMERICA in exploring the impact of the multiracial baby boom upon an identity politics-driven nation that has shed much blood on the color line.

Watch, think, act: be skin color or be individual?

 
Hit home on so many levels for me…
very eye-opening.”
Adam Carolla
 
 
I Am or How Jack Became Black may have one questioning what (race) box they fit into and how they came to fit into it. Are we ready for such a conversation in these turbulent political times?”
The Black Geeks
 

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Here is what people are saying about the film! Would you like us to feature your review? 

 

My students were shocked that the school denied Jack entrance to a school for an unchecked race box. We discussed the effects these race boxes have on our society - nearly every student had their own story. We need more films like like this. Very emotional, enlightening, unbiased, and I will be screening it again. - Michelle McAuliffe - professor at Gallaudet University

"Your movie was incredible... you have touched at least 20 lives yesterday. People who would have gone back home and thought about your message as well as talked about it to their families. There were three teachers that I know of who wanted to go back and talk about it at their schools." Lakshmi Giri, The Parent Voice

"An incredible and dynamic documentary...most definitely tugged at my heart strings and called me to think, listen, and talk more about some of these ongoing issues/challenges." - Bella, Duquesne University

"Very eye-opening...I never would think about filling out the race box on an application but the impact it makes is literally crazy." - Carlie, Duquesne University

"I have never thought about what being multiracial meant and about how people can just label you as naive for not identifying with one particular race." - Josiane, Duquesne University

 
 
‘I Am’ doc demolishes Identity Politics.”
HollywoodInToto.com
 

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Film Synopsis

This groundbreaking documentary opens simply: a multiracial father is stunned when his mixed race son is denied enrollment to an elementary school for refusing to check a “race box.” Why did race matter so much? To find out, the father journeys into uncharted territory where he takes on identity politics and the result is an emotional, unbiased look at race that Adam Carolla called “eye-opening.”

 
Wonderful.... fascinating (and disturbing) exploration of the contemporary subordination of the individual to careerist bureaucracies and anti-humanist orthodoxies.”
National Review
 
 

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