About Story of America
America – the nation of the people, for the people and by the people – is deeply divided. The divisions are political, economic and cultural. The result is economic decline and governmental dysfunction. Moreover, the people are growing hopeless and cynical, losing faith in America’s ideals.
Opinions have polarized to the point that people along both sides of the divide view the opposition with a great deal of fear and paranoia, leading to alienation and a dehumanizing view of those who don’t share our beliefs.
The Story of America is a unique project to both document the story of our divided nation in 2013, and engage those with the power to heal these divisions – the people – in the transforming power of storytelling and dialogue.
Our main purpose is to use our videos to foster dialogue so that we may become more united as a country and deliberative in how we engage in our democracy.
In its format, it is a web series with over 100 videos already up on our youtube channel, and it will be a feature-length documentary.
We invite viewers to submit their own statements, responses, and stories in the form of essays, videos, and photos. These submissions will be uploaded to the website, and, we anticipate that some of the clips will be included in the feature documentary.
Please support Story of America with a tax deductible donation.