Ava DuVernay’s multi-platform media company and arts collective, ARRAY, has announced the launch of ARRAY 101, an online education initiative providing social impact learning guides for the company’s film and television titles.
In partnership with Participant Media, ARRAY 101’s inaugural learning guide will focus on the Emmy-winning Netflix limited series, When They See Us. Released in 2019, the series chronicled the arrest and wrongful incarceration of the Exonerated Five.
Designed for students Grade 9 and above, the When They See Us learning companion guide comes with an interactive section including eight project-based lessons in which students can create news stories around the Exonerated Five case.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Participant to launch our first ARRAY 101 learning companion, which expands on themes and topics in When They See Us. I firmly believe that there must be a stronger bridge between what our industry produces and real teachers in classrooms,” said DuVernay. “The one-year broadcast anniversary of the series was the ideal time to release this social impact learning supplement and kick-off ARRAY’s upcoming study guide initiative overall.”
Other learning companion guides for ARRAY films set to be released in the months following include Burning Cane, Jezebel, They’ve Gotta Have Us and The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open.