Documentary Film Project

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At a special meeting on April 14, 2015, the Board of Education approved an agreement to film a documentary at the high school during the 2015-2016 school year. The film will be directed by Steve James (“Hoop Dreams,” “The Interrupters,” and other documentaries) and produced by Mr. James, OPRF film/TV teacher John Condne (“Love.Blood.Kryptonite.”), and nonprofit Kartemquin Films.

According to the proposal for the film, the goal is “to produce a short miniseries that examines race and equity and their impact on the quest for racial parity at Oak Park River and Forest High School….This documentary aims to look at the history of a struggle that goes back several decades, and the efforts to confront it in the present on the part of administrators, teachers, and students and their parents.”