Take a sneak peek at a unique new documentary series from Brave New Foundation and The Nation coming out this June.

The initial series comprises five episodes featuring produced conversations between historic figures discussing the issues and movements that have inspired and informed their work. The conversations will be produced as both short viral videos as well as thirty-minute DVD mini-documentaries.

Here’s a two-minute teaser of a conversation between the legendary singer/songwriter/activist Pete Seeger and Majora Carter, the young and indefatigable founder of Sustainable South Bronx, an organization working to clean up the run-down neighborhood of her youth by replacing vacant lots and dilapidated buildings with river front parks and sustainable gardens. It took place recently in an apartment overlooking lower Manhattan.

Aside from Seeger and Carter, participants include Dolores Huerta, Tom Hayden, Naomi Klein, Bonnie Raitt, Van Jones, Carl Pope, Ava Lowery and Anthony Romero, who all share their ideas, lessons and experiences so as to inform, enlighten and inspire a new generation to seize the moment.

In recognition of that new generation we’re also sponsoring a contest in which you can nominate local heroes making a difference in communities coast to coast. Click here to nominate yourself or someone you know. We’ll also soon be announcing ways you can arrange house parties to watch the series so check out BraveNation.com for more info.