We created Story of Americatwo years ago understand why we are so divided as a nation, and seek solutions for how we may become more united. In co-director Annabel Park's new blog post,Awakening the We the People Within, she describes her profound epiphany while interviewing a young man who lives in the mountains of North Carolina and why she is more hopeful today than when we began in 2012.
Since November 2012, we have released four web series on: voting rights, Moral Monday movement, fight to save Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven, NC and understanding racial division in Alabama.
We have uploaded over 170 videos for free viewing on our youtube channel, generating 1.5 million views.
Given the experimental and independent nature of our project, we depend on tax deductible donations from supporters.
Your donations would help us achieve these goals in 2015:
Finish our feature film. The story begins where our previous film 9500 Liberty left off, with the election of Barack Obama and the rise of the Tea Party, and ends in Belhaven, NC with Republican Mayor Adam O’Neal and Rev. William Barber, President of NC NAACP, working together and showing us a way forward.
Produce more videos and add a podcast series. In 2015, we will focus on stories about racial reconciliation in America and solutions to our nation's challenges. For example, we hope to do profile pieces about the Police Chief of Nashville, TN and the Police Chief of Richmond, CA, two leaders who can provide a model of effective policing without excessive force. Knowing more about their work will help our country heal and improve.
Organize more community screenings & dialogues. We have held a dozen screenings so far and hope to organize more around the country to help heal the divide.
We appreciate your support for Story of America and independent media.
Annabel Park, Eric Byler & the Story of America Team