Award-winning filmmaker Raheem Shabazz has released new installments of his documentary exploring the school-to-prison pipeline.
Last year, award-winning filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz released a riveting documentary titled “Elementary Genocide: The School To Prison Pipeline” that explored the school-to-prison pipeline, a systemic cycle that funnels children into the prison industrial complex.
Notable individuals such as Dr. Umar Johnson, Dr. Boyce Watkins, Supreme Understanding and rapper Killer Mike makes appearances.
The film made headlines for exposing this damning process, which largely affects Black children in poor neighborhoods.
Part 2 of the film, titled “Elementary Genocide 2: The Board of Education vs. The Board of Incarceration,” takes an even deeper look at the history of America’s school system and how it was made to subjugate Black Americans.
This installment featured interviews with noted educator and Black psychologist Dr. Umar Johnson, Chief Juvenile Court Judge Steven C. Teske, fearless former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, former political prisoner and Black Liberation Army co-founder Dhoruba binWahad, popular social commentator Dr. Boyce Watkins, award-winning education reformer Dr. Steve Perry, White House champion of Change Winner & Author Tracey D. Syphax and more.
“The Board of Education vs The Board of Incarceration” uncovers the true purpose of today’s educational system and how it’s failing the African-American child.
Going beyond the school-to-prison pipeline headlines and conspiracy theories, “The Board of Education Vs. The Board of Incarceration” proves that something sinister is afloat by digging deep to explore its origin, its existence and how to plot its destruction to save every Black child.
In the last installment, “Elementary Genocide 3: Academic Holocaust,” the word renowned journalist and filmmaker adds more statistical proof of the scholastic inequalities faced by African-American people around the country.
The documentary revisits the importance of education and its impact on self-image, family structure, financial freedom and the collective future of African/indigenous people in America and abroad.
Part 3 contains commentary from some of the 21st century’s greatest minds of the African diaspora in America, including Pan-Afrikan scholar and Professor James Small, and Kaba Kamene, international homeschooling advocate Samori Camara, Hip-Hop artist and education advocate David Banner, National Talk Show Host and Lecturer Michael Imhotep and best-selling author Shahrazad Ali and many more.
Rahiem Shabazz, was able to illustrate the hypocrisy behind America’s public school system and how the infrastructure is designed to keep people of color from developing the capacity to recreate themselves, their families and their institutions with their own hands.
The 3-part documentary launched Shabazz as a political pundit and academic ambassador for the African American community.