The Right to Read

Right To Read

USA | 2023 | 79 min. | Jenny Mackenzie

June 19, 2024

The Right to Read shares the stories of an NAACP activist, a teacher, and two American families who fight to provide our youngest generation with the most foundational indicator of life-long success: the ability to read.


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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

The Right to Read follows Oakland NAACP activist, Kareem Weaver, who believes literacy is our most important civil right. With a focus on Black and brown children, Kareem demands Oakland schools bring in science-based reading instruction. First-grade teacher Sabrina Causey becomes one of his most critical allies.

  • Director: Jenny Mackenzie
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2023
  • Running Time: 79 min.
  • Producer: Levar Burton
  • Cinematographers: Danny Schmidt
  • Editors: Chelsi Bullard