"Selma" director Ava DuVernay has produced a two-part documentary featuring women of color in politics that is set to premiere in June, PBS announced Thursday. 

“And She Could Be Next” was acquired by POV and will air as a two-night special as part of PBS’s summer-long “Trailblazers” program celebrating transformative women. 

“If ever there was a moment where we need to be reminded of the leadership of women of color, that time is now,” DuVernay said in the announcement. “If you’re an immigrant, a young person, a person of faith, or simply someone who has felt unseen for too long, you will find yourself reflected in this story.”


News of the documentary was first reported by Deadline

The documentary series was filmed from 2018 through 2019 and follows candidates and organizers across the country. 

The episodes will center on Stacey Abrams, a former Georgia House speaker and gubernatorial candidate; Bushra Amiwala, a school board member and the youngest Muslim elected official in the U.S.; California state Sen. Maria Elana Durazo (D); Rep. Veronica EscobarVeronica EscobarThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden's latest plan on racial inequality Democrats hope clash resonates with key bloc: Women House votes to curtail Insurrection Act powers MORE (D-Texas); Rep. Lucy McBathLucia (Lucy) Kay McBathRepublicans uncomfortably playing defense The Hill's Campaign Report: Even the Post Office is political now | Primary action tonight | Super PACS at war NRCC poll finds McBath ahead of Handel in Georgia MORE (D-Va.); Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibThe Hill's Campaign Report: COVID-19 puts conventions in flux  Progressives soaring after big primary night 'Absolutely incredible': Ocasio-Cortez congratulates Cori Bush on upset victory over Lacy Clay MORE (D-Mich.) and Nse Ufot, the executive director of the New Georgia project. 

The first episode was an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, which has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The docuseries is directed by Peabody Award-winner Grace Lee and Iranian documentary filmmaker Marjan Safinia. 

It is the first miniseries to be co-produced by POV.