National Geographic Adds ‘Race’ Documentary From Jay Z

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National Geographic has greenlit a new documentary from Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and The Weinstein Company and journalist Katie Couric titled Race.

The Carter-Weinstein project features six episodes giving an in-depth look into injustices in America. Race 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.

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.