By Ann Brown
The youth of a community, even the most impoverished, represent hope for the future. And in Miami’s Liberty City, which was the community depicted in Barry Jenkins’ critically acclaimed film “Moonlight.” Now a new documentary series coming from LeBron James offers a different side of Liberty City, “Warriors of Liberty City,” co-executive produced by James with his business partner Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson, and Evan Rosenfeld (who also directs), premieres Sept. 16 on Starz and focuses on the local youth football team.
“Beyond football, the Liberty City Warriors Optimist Club is a youth organization that sponsors sports teams, dance, cheerleading and academic support,” Broadcasting Cable reported.
The docu series follows Luther Campbell of 1990’s rap group 2 Live Crew, who founder the Warriors. He also coaches and mentors the youth, and the team over the years has produced future football stars, such as Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, Devonta Freeman, Antonio Brown, Duke Johnson and Teddy Bridgewater. This despite being in a community plagued by crime, poverty, out of misery, and poorly run public schools.