Ayesha Curry’s Sweet July Productions and Dexton Deboree‘s Falkon Entertainment have partnered to co-produce a miniseries on Title IX.
The multi-part docuseries, IX, created by Deboree, will examine the impact of Title IX — the name of the final amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and eventual bill that passed in 1972 — on history, women’s rights and the modern world.
Each episode of will feature a collection of stories centered around the continued fight for equality that defined Title IX. The amendment prohibits sex-based discrimination in any school or other education program that receives federal money.
IX will also highlight the birth of the Women’s rights movement, the evolution of gender equality over time, revolution of civil rights, the rise of broadcast news, the dawn of the “caught-on-tape era” and the current social media revolution.
EPs include Tiffany Nicholson-Horton of Sweet July Productions and Wondwossen Dikran for Falkon, with Nathaniel O. Calloway serving as co-EP for Falkon.
The teams say they’re currently in discussions with a range of female filmmakers to direct.
“The motivation behind everything I do is to show my kids that they can accomplish anything,” Curry (pictured) said in a statement. “If it wasn’t for Title IX and the women who fought for equality over the past century, that may not be the case. The fact that it hasn’t been ratified is completely shocking, and with the 50th anniversary coming up next year, now is the time to educate and shine a light on those who have fought and continue to fight for women’s rights. I’m grateful to be able to create and share stories that are important, inspiring, and crucial now more than ever.”
Deboree added: “We knew we had to dive into the entirety of the events that unfolded to eventually pass The Act as it is really the tip of the iceberg in the fight for equality. Title IX originated as a manifestation of a seed planted long ago that evolved over time thanks to powerful women across history and a few good men that stood behind them. Even after all this time, the tragic truth is the law still hasn’t been fully ratified today. Given the law’s important anniversary next year and the overall state of our culture and our world, this docuseries is as urgent and important as ever and this story needs to be not only told but shouted from the mountaintops.”