Meshell Ndegeocello – We The People

We The People, executive produced by Barack ObamaMichelle ObamaChris Nee and Kenya Barris, premieres July 4th on NetflixMeshell Ndegeocello provided the main title for the series, and scored an episode in which a poem by the National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman is set to her music.

We the People covers a range of basic U.S. civics lessons in not-so-basic ways, set to original songs

performed by artists such as Janelle MonáeLin-Manuel MirandaBrandi CarlileAdam LambertAndra DayCordaeBebe RexhaKyleKristen Anderson-LopezRobert LopezDaveed Diggs and Brittany Howard with a groundbreaking mix of animated styles. Each episode of the series promises to educate children on United States civics, and is an “an exuberant call to action for everyone to rethink civics as a living, breathing thing and to reframe their understanding of what government and citizenship mean in a modern world”. Episodes were directed by Peter Ramsey, Trisha Gum, Victoria Vincent, Benjy Brooke, Mabel Ye, Tim Rauch, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Daron Nefcy, Everett Downing, and Kendra Ryan.

The AFI Docs Film Festival will host the world premiere of We the People with a free screening in the Docs Talks section of the event on June 24 at 8 p.m. ET.

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