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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.

Homeroom immerses us in the lives of students trying to make the most of their final year in high school amidst a procession of blows. Peter Nicks’s trusted, attentive camera and overall vérité approach trace these emotional journeys in real time, while self-recorded social media videos root us in the students’ authentic perspectives.

The result is a revealing, outspoken coming-of-age story that taps into the collective experience of a nation in transition calling out for change.


Flag USA || Documentary || 2021 || 90′

Release Date (U.S.A.)August 12, 2021
Rating ► [TV-MA]

Distributor ► Hulu

Directed by
Peter Nicks

Written by
Sean Havey; Kristina Motwani; Peter Nicks.

Cinematography by
Sean Havey

Music by
Mike Tuccillo; Dan Romer.