Brokelahoma, a new feature-length documentary that gives you a peek into what is happening to America’s schools, will make its public premiere in Tulsa on Monday, September 23rd at Circle Cinema. The film delves into our country’s public school issues by interviewing current and former Oklahoma educators.
Bates first became motivated to write as a coping mechanism to deal with a traumatic experience he had as a child at age 10. It was an unfortunate moment where he became the witness, nearly, losing his father. The encounter traumatized him to the point of muteness, but that moment, also, triggered an inner force, he had no idea he possessed — a love for the creative arts.