This powerful giant screen historical documentary is the story of America’s founding documents and the people who wrote, shaped and tested them. From men who would defy a king – to a man who would not let the “more perfect union die – to women who struggled for equality, We the People delivers through the giant screen a powerful national self-reflection and inspires every citizen to uphold the ideals and truths of our Republic – tenets that so strongly influence all our daily lives.
Narrated by the iconic voices of Morgan Freeman and Kenny Rogers, We the People is meant to engage and inspire its audience to learn more about and participate in our democracy. The nation’s finest constitutional scholars, augmented by a non-partisan committee of prominent Americans, have overseen the making of this film.
The magnificent buildings, monuments and memorials of Washington DC, archival paintings and photographs from America’s great museums and dramatic reenactments of key events in Philadelphia, Boston, Mt. Vernon and other historic locations come alive through the immortal words of Washington, Madison, Jefferson, Lincoln, Martin Luther King. Stunning special effects and giant screen surround sound create an a truly powerful storytelling experience. Shot in IMAX, We the People is more than 200 years of history that truly comes to life on a sixty-foot screen.
Frequently Asked Questions
What era of American history does We The People cover?
We The People begins in the years just before the spark of the American Revolution and follows the expansion of the country and the evolution of our founding documents through more recent past.
How can you cover the history of our nation in 45 minutes?
We The People is meant to engage and inspire people to learn more. Our film cannot cover the entirety of American History, but it provides a wonderful overview to put events into context as well as a jumping off point to delve deeper into the rich and complicated past that has shaped our country.
For what age group is the film?
The film is designed to engage learners of all ages, from elementary school students beginning their historical knowledge base to adults looking to revisit and refresh their sense of history. The accompanying lesson plans, available on the website, are designed for elementary, middle, and high school.
Is this a partisan film?
Throughout production and promotion, our goal has been to remain completely nonpartisan.
How can I utilize the film in my classroom?
We The People will be available in a theatre near you. Our website will feature learning materials and lesson plans relating to material covered in or supplementary to the film.
How can I bring We The People to my community?
You can contact your local theaters and ask them to contact Jodi Miller, to request the film.