A restless-looking documentary filmmaker, Steve James has found in the cinema a resource to put on the social inequalities, the traps of the system, and the most flawed flaws of the American society, seemingly idyllic in the eyes of Donald Trump. Turning the marginalized into heroes, over the years, James has uncovered stories of superannuation and small victories in doomed communities in the outskirts.
With a camera that seeks the truth in archival looks, gestures, and images, Steve James digs into his country’s judicial system, school system, and economic system to dispel the injustices that are being perpetrated, they hide there because of intrinsic racism.
Twice Oscar nominated for his documentaries Hoop Dreams (1994) and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016), Steve James has been awarded and endorsed by the press at various festivals around the world. A major support that she rewarded in 2014 with the documentary Life, Itself, a touching piece by Roger Ebert, a key journalist for American film criticism.