Futuro Media is excited to announce

We Imagine…Us

This multimedia creative project addresses the deepest concerns facing our communities today and explores the inspiring ideas of SCoRE – a group of activists and thought leaders dedicated to addressing issues of racial inequality facing our communities.

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this multimedia experience features:

// Storytelling via Futuro Media’s first-ever original fiction podcast series, “The Long Way Around.” The series tells the story of one family’s journey to build a new life for themselves amid shattering injustices.

The Long Way Around” stars Emmy-winning actress Karrueche Tran and was written by Emmy Award winning screenwriter Trey Ellis and scored by Latin Grammy winner Michael Ramos. This emotional and clear-eyed audio drama explores themes of racial solidarity and equity, daring to ask how the world could be better in the years ahead. This original fiction podcast is brought to you by Futuro Media and PRX and also features companion series “Re-Imagination Nation” with compelling interviews by Maria Hinojosa with SCoRE members meant to spark the imagination and community conversations.

// An animated video series picks up from the story of “The Long Way Around” fiction podcast. Where the audio drama holds a mirror up to today’s world, this animated video series steps through the looking glass into a re-imagined future as narrated by SCoRE members who explain how acts of solidarity can create solutions to some of our most pressing problems.

“The Long Way Around” audio drama explores themes of racial solidarity and equity, daring to ask how the world could be better in the years ahead. This original fiction podcast brought to you by Futuro Media and PRX is made to spark discussion and can contribute to impactful classroom and community conversations.

“We Imagine…Us: The Animated Series”, is set in the world of our fiction podcast series “The Long Way Around”. Where the audio drama leaves each character at a cliffhanger close to our present, this animated video series pictures them stepping through the looking glass into their re-imagined future.

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Special Thanks

Special thanks to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, luminary thinkers, activists and community builders who contributed to the project. Additional thanks to our creative + production teams: Diane Sylvester, Gregory Branch, Trey Ellis, Paula Gammon Wilson, Tanya Bustos, Sandy Rattley, Michael Ramos, Khaliff Watkins, Tiffany Brathwaite, Lori Knight, Sandro Madsen, Andres Caballero, Leslie Gaston, Naomi Gennery, Questar Welsh, Williams Oaks IV, The Soze Agency, Sonya Carey, The Animation Lounge, Lee Vue, Raul Perez, Kassandra Navarro, Jessica Ellis, Tarela Kelvin Ebiotu, Alex Ling, Alexander Arturo Garcia, Velvetyne Type Foundry: Baseleur / Keussel.

The Long Way Around Podcast and Re-imagination Nation with Maria Hinojosa is brought to you by PRX.

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The We Imagine…Us Project is produced by Futuro Media and supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation