Notes from the Field, Anna Deavere Smith’s acclaimed one-woman show, makes the leap from stage to screen, and you can see it Saturday.

HBO Films' presentation of the show—conceived, written and performed by Smith and directed by Kristi Zea—focuses on the  lack of opportunity and resources for young people living in poverty, which often leads them into the criminal justice system. Smith fearlessly brings to life the stories of 18 real-life people in the one-woman show, among them current and former inmates, protestors, educators and politicians.

Take a look behind the scenes below.

Shining a light on a lost generation of American  youth, Notes from the Field is an expression of community, positivity and, ultimately, hope by inspiring awareness and change. 

Be sure to tune in Saturday at 8 p.m. ET, only on HBO.