Citizen Film, in partnership with the Covenant Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, is offering microgrants and complimentary public performance rights to Jewish organizations interested in showing the PBS documentary film American Creed, followed by a scholar-facilitated conversation about intersections of American and Jewish identity and ideals.

Students around the country are discussing American Creed in classrooms, with curricular support from Facing History and Ourselves and the National Writing Project, and now we’re taking the conversation public.

JCCs, Synagogues, and Jewish communities interested in hosting a film screening followed by a facilitated discussion will receive: 

  • A high-res download of the film to host an event in your community center, synagogue, school auditorium or another civic space, with public performance rights (PPR) included;

  • A programming and facilitation guide, featuring film and theme information, related resources, program ideas, and more;

  • Digital promotional materials and social media assets;

  • DVD copies of the film for educators who attend your screening event

  • Digital files of customizable, beautifully designed promotional bookmarks, posters, and postcards 

  • A $300 micro-grant to support a scholar-facilitator

To learn about eligibility, please call Aurora Jiminez at 415-206-1880 or Email Citizen Film a brief note of interest including potential dates, names of at least two community partners, and a scholar or qualified community member you have in mind to moderate a conversation.

If you would like to program a screening outside of a Jewish institution, please contact us or visit for guidelines.