Jay Z Producing “Race” Documentary
National Geographic has announced that they have green-lit a new documentary series from Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and The Weinstein Company. The Carter-Weinstein project will be a docuseries (titled “Race”), that will delve into 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.
Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company stated,
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. 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.”
“Race” will be produced by The Weinstein Company for National Geographic. Harvey Weinstein, David Glasser and Patrick Reardon will executive produce for The Weinstein Company. Jay Z is also an executive producer.