ABOUT AMERICAN CREED
In this PBS Special, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice come together from very different perspectives to investigate the idea of a shared American creed. Their spirited dialogue frames a powerful set of stories about citizen-activists who are disrupting today’s divisiveness and bringing communities together to realize new visions of America’s promise in turbulent times.
Go to www.americancreed.org to watch the film.
Directed, Written & Produced by Sam Ball
Senior Executive Producer and Writer: Randy Bean
Executive Producer: Dan Soles
Producer: Kate Stilley Steiner
Producer, Editor & Writer: Mike Shen
Cinematographers: Sophie Constantinou, Richard Gunderman, Dana Kupper, Garland MacLaurin
Co-produced by Citizen Film & WTTW – Chicago Public Media
MORE ABOUT AMERICAN CREED
American Creed has engaged an audience of over 1 million people since it first premiered on PBS in 2018. Thanks to Citizen Film’s partnerships with Facing History and Ourselves and the National Writing Project, American Creed continues to inspire a broad-based public engagement campaign, including virtual screenings and facilitated conversations in communities around the country.
Microgrants are available on a first come first served basis, while they last, to host a screening of the film followed by a facilitated conversation. Visit americancreed.org/community-conversations to learn more.
For a list of events and follow-on activities, visit www.americancreed.org/events-calendar
With anchor support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Humanities, more than 100 civic institutions, including public television stations, libraries –in partnership with the American Library Association– and community centers have responded to the producers’ call to create their own locally-themed programming engaging local audiences in considering and discussing their connection to American history and ideals. Educators and students have been at the forefront in strengthening local communities by reaching out across divides to replicate activities and conversations modeled in the film. And thanks to partnership with Facing History and Ourselves, the National Writing Project and PBS LearningMedia, more than 5,000 students have uploaded essays on their experience of the film’s themes. To learn more about this campaign, visit www.americancreed.org