Rosario Dawson has joined Epix documentary series America Divided as a correspondent.
Executive produced by TV legend Norman Lear, Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes and rapper Common, the series features celebrities exploring inequality through the lenses of their own lives.
Dawson, who has acted in films such as Daredevil and Sin City, will delve into the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan. She will profile the citizen-scientists who exposed the existence of lead in the city’s water supply, investigate the alleged cover-up and examine the policies that led to the crisis. Production on her episode begins this month.
America Divided will also look at issues of inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system. Previously announced correspondents include Lear, Common, actor America Ferrera, actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis, actor and producer Amy Poehler, actor Jesse Williams and actor and activist Peter Sarsgaard.
The series was created by Solly Granatstein, Lucian Read, and Richard Rowley who also serve as EPs and are directing episodes. Other EPs on the show are RadicalMedia’s Jon Kamen, Justin Wilkes and Dave O’Connor, Freedom Road Productions’ Nicole Dow and Derek Dudley, and Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You’s Brent Miller.
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