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The American Question

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From director James Kicklighter and political scientist Guy Seemann comes the story of a values crisis in America, the start of a national conversation about the effort to re-establish a common ground on which we can optimistically march forth into the future.

Press

Do you share the same values as your neighbor? That’s ‘The American Question’

  • “If you push the needle a little bit, that can make a positive impact on society,” director James Kicklighter said. “My hope with this film is to give the audience an opportunity to maybe change the way their thought process is (just an inch), so they can hear someone else.”

    The Chicago Tribune >>

New film “The American Question” challenges us to rethink values

  • “What’s dangerous is when someone comes to a different set of conclusions based on their ideological perspective and pegs the other as an enemy simply because the other doesn’t agree with their individualized ideology,” director James Kicklighter said. “I hope The American Question helps people recognize that their neighbor is as American as they are. That’s the starting point we need to get to,” he said.

    That Moment In >>

Meet the unexpected trio getting to the heart of America’s crisis of values

  • The most surprising element to me has been the commonality of values across all segments of society. It’s easy for us to put people in boxes, and divisive politics has a lot to do with that. Because many of us are viewing everything in national discussion through a political lens, it has become quite difficult to cut below that and understand the real issues facing our country.

    Unite for America >>