Jay Z “Made In America” Full Documentary Stream
Made in America is a 2013 American documentary film, directed by Ron Howard & produced by Jay-Z, about the music festival of the same name founded by Jay-Z.
Made in America is a documentary chronicling the 2012 debut of the Made in America music festival. Produced by Jay-Z and directed by Oscar Winner Ron Howard, this one-of-a-kind, all-access backstage pass to the festival features performances and interviews with a diverse roster of chart-topping musicians, including Gary Clark Jr., D’Angelo, Dirty Projectors, The Hives, Jay-Z, Miike Snow, Janelle Monáe, Odd Future, Rita Ora, Passion Pit, Pearl Jam, Run-D.M.C., Santigold, Jill Scott, Skrillex, and Kanye West. The diverse line-up was a part of Jay Z‘s plan as he wanted the festival to cater to all walks of life.
“Made in America is a bigger idea than just a concert,” Jay-Z explains in the documentary. “After these great tragedies, creativity is born, and I feel we are in that period right now, where people are pulling themselves up by the bootstrap and saying ‘Okay, I’m going to go out and do this, and we’re gonna do it our way.” ”I believe every human being has genius level talent,” says Hov in the film. “There are no chosen ones. God has given every single person a genius level talent. You just have to find what it is that you are great at and tap into it.”
Jay-Z explains that his impetus for Made in America was to create a multi-genre festival in which people of all backgrounds can mesh. “Made in America could become a place where people of all cultures gather and have fun being themselves,” he says. The rapper vehemently states that he’s “not an elected official,” yet his words could foreshadow a new hip-hop political platform: ”America is now being accepting of all cultures,” he says. “We have a black president now. . . . We’ve made steps as far as racism. Now we have to make steps towards sexism, gay rights. . . . We’re all people at the end of the day. . . . We all have that belief that you can make it here in the land of the free and the home of the brave.”
Made in America is a one-of-a-kind, all-access backstage pass to the “making it in America” success stories of the chart-topping artists, fans, vendors, stage hands and neighbors whose lives were impacted by the event. From Reverend Run sharing the unlikely genesis of Run-DMC‘s Billboard chart-busting hit “Walk this Way“, to a single mother banking on the concert to boost her struggling food truck business, Made in America is a celebration of the unifying power of music and the relentless pursuit of the American dream. Follow on Twitter @S_C_ @RealRonHoward @MedievalBeatz Hip Hop Beats
Showtime has debuted Jay Z’s “Made In America” Documentary. Stream the Full Documentary below.