Published on Mar 26, 2012
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Click the COMMENT box below and click "Create a Video Response"
Use your webcam, your phone, whatever is available to you to create a video, where you answer the following questions:
Who are you? Where are you from?
What should people know about you?
What are you most proud of about your country?
What most troubles you about the country, and what do you see as possible solutions?
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The Democracy Experiment hopes to cut through the noise of the two party system. It is not representative of any Candidate, Party, or Political Action Committee. It is instead representative of the people of The United States of America.
What is the Democracy Experiment, exactly? It is, at it's heart, a documentary film. It is also an attempt at Democratized filmmaking. It is designed to be built upon the foundation of the most important voice in the American Political process: Your voice.
In an election year, the culture of division in politics becomes more intense than ever. Political allegiances become stitched into the identities of the electorate, and poisonous words cloud the airwaves. As politicians become more heavily exposed in the media, the people who really matter, average Americans, become further marginalized. People become poll numbers. Your voice, your unique perspective, your story, is reduced to a fraction of a fraction of a percentage point.
The Democracy experiment hopes to, in some small way, combat the towering egos and positions of the political elite, and refocus the conversation and issues onto topics that matter to you. The main thesis of our mission is that we, as a people, and the governing body of our country are fundamentally nonpartisan. Your hopes, concerns, and ideas will function as the foundation for a feature-length documentary film that will work to explore what we, as an American Family really care stand for.
We have been conditioned to believe that the the political parties are ideologically opposed to one another, and what we postulate is that political affiliation is more about a different set of priorities. Certainly, there are some irreconcilable differences, but these should not exist as walls that divide us, but instead serve as hurdles in the road towards embracing our collective identity as American people.
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