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// NAT GEO & VERIZON: WITHOUT A NET //

Without access to technology or the internet in schools, millions of students are being denied a future. That's the message behind Without a Net: The Digital Divide in America, a documentary directed by Academy Award nominee Rory Kennedy and narrated by Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx. The film premiered on the National Geographic Channel and at the New York Film Festival.

We created a grassroots campaign with the film's producer, Verizon, who has a longstanding commitment to helping close the digital divide by bringing free technology, free access, and hands-on learning to schools in disadvantaged areas across the U.S. 

The film premiered on National Geographic and screened at the New York Film Festival.

// PRESS //

U.S.News 
"there are over a million classrooms in this country that don't have adequate broadband"

Hollywood Reporter 
"the inability to use the internet for schoolwork is putting their futures in jeopardy"

The 74 
"I think we’re at that point right now where it’s one of the few areas where, well, at least the Democrats and Trump agree, that we need to invest in our infrastructure"

Paste 
"narrated by Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx and directed by Academy Award nominee Rory Kennedy, is an official selection of the New York Film Festival and will premiere on September 26 on National Geographic"

The Digital Divide isn’t the problem of one child. It affects the lives of many. So we used the faces of multiple children to help highlight this issue.

The Digital Divide isn’t the problem of one child. It affects the lives of many. So we used the faces of multiple children to help highlight this issue.

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Zendaya, during The New York Film Festival:

Zendaya, during The New York Film Festival:

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Interview with Meredith Vieira:

The full film:

Website walkthrough: