Jay Z continues to use his platform to tell important stories.
The mogul is teaming up with The Weinstein Company to produce Race, a National Geographic documentary series that will shine a light on systemic injustices in America.
The six-episode series will weave together documentary, animation and archival footage. It will delve into crime and punishment, wealth inequality, the role of social media, activism and family. Present-day stories will be captured via footage of a diverse mix of people from all walks of life in cities across America, from immigrants to first-generation Americans and beyond.
“National Geographic and Jay Z are the world’s foremost storytellers in their own right, and we’re thrilled to be working with them on such an evocative and meaningful project,” said Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company. “By using highly cinematic storytelling techniques along with Jay Z’s singular point of view, the series will tell a dramatic, thought-provoking story on race in America.”
Jay Z, who recently produced a powerful documentary series about Kalief Browder, will also produce a six-part documentary series and narrative feature film about Trayvon Martin.