Last month, Hulu acquired the U.S. rights to Peter Nicks’ 2021 Sundance documentary Homeroom. The streamer has announced that Homeroom will premiere on Thursday, August 12th.
In Homeroom, Oakland High School’s class of 2020 confronts an unprecedented year. Anxiety over test scores and college applications gives way to uncertainty springing from a rapidly developing pandemic. Efforts to eliminate the school district’s police force unfold against the backdrop of growing nationwide demands for systemic change.
The documentary is part of a film trilogy executive produced by Ryan Coogler which examines the relationship between health care, criminal justice, and education in Oakland, CA over the past decade. The Waiting Room, about local health care, and the criminal justice-focused The Force will launch later this year.
“Homeroom is a timely and empowering story that celebrates the courage and tenacity of young people today. Pete Nicks is a true visionary and vibrant storyteller, and we’re incredibly proud to champion his collective work,” Belisa Balaban, vp original documentaries at Hulu, said in a statement.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter