The documentary Out of Omaha, produced by hip-hop recording artist J. Cole, will premiere exclusively on STARZ on Monday, September 9.
“OMAHA is the story that never gets told,” said Cole. “These are the forgotten ones that the world so often overlooks. The story of these two boys-turned-to-men resonated with me. Their stories parallel too many of the boys I grew up with, caught between a rock and hard place and bound for pain.”
Out of Omaha – September 9
Out of Omaha is an intimate portrait of twin brothers Darcell and Darrell Trotter, two young black men coming of age in the racially and economically-divided Midwestern city of Omaha, Nebraska. Director Clay Tweel (Gleason, Finders Keepers, The Innocent Man) met the Trotters when they were 17 and filmed them over a period of eight years. By intimately portraying the twins’ hopes and struggles – and the love and help they give and get along the way – the film examines how much it takes to overcome disadvantages rooted in historic injustice. Out of Omaha is executive produced by multiple platinum hip-hop recording artist J. Cole, the first artist in history to debut three singles on the Billboard Hot 100. The film made its world premiere in New York City at the esteemed DocNYC documentary film festival in November 2018 and won the festival’s coveted Audience Award.
Tweel said, “OUT OF OMAHA has changed me more than any other film I’ve made. Making it forced me to deepen my understanding of generational poverty, race relations, and the lottery of birth in this country.”