Was commissioned to create an installation about Black people in America by Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture. So, I called a bunch of friends to make a film about a day that I’ve long held dear. August 28. We use words of black poets as dialogue to frame interactions of uncentered African-Americans colliding with key moments in history. Tonight, AUGUST 28 airs for the first time anywhere outside of the @NMAAHC only on @OWNTV. Thanks to Angela Bassett, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, Don Cheadle, Glynn Turman, Michael Ealy, Gugu Mbatha Raw and Regina King for coming along for this journey. Plus, cinematographer Malik Sayeed, composer Meshell Ndegeocello, producer Paul Garnes and editor Spencer Averick. It was an honor through and through.