Citizen Film is a nonprofit production company that uses a cycle of collaborative documentary storytelling and story-sharing to engage communities in dialogue about important problems and inspire active participation in solutions. American Creed’s public engagement plan brings Citizen Film's nationally acclaimed methodology (supported by funders ranging from ArtPlace America to the NEA) to scale. Citizen Film's collaborations with independent filmmakers, grassroots organizations, and civic institutions have been featured at America’s most prestigious venues (the Sundance Film Festival, MoMA-NY, LACMA, the Hirshhorn, the Whitney, and more) and presented on television (PBS, HBO, IFC, TLC, Arte, etc.).
WTTW, the flagship public television affiliate for the American Creed PBS rollout and public media engagement campaign, has mounted dozens of nationally presented productions and won seven Peabody Awards and several Emmys. WTTW is the third largest public television station in the country and enjoys the highest ratings of any PBS station in any major market. Drawing on their experience engaging audiences in the deeply divided state of Illinois, WTTW’s public engagement team is spearheading national PBS station relations and audience engagement in tandem with the launch of the American Creed PBS Special, nationally televised and streaming on PBS.org.
PBS has provided unique, trusted programming to American viewers since 1969. PBS treats its audience as citizens, not simply consumers, and invites everyone to explore new ideas and broaden personal horizons -- with content that expands the minds of children, programs that ensure that music, theater, dance and art remain available to all Americans, documentaries that open up new worlds, and non-commercialized news programs that provide citizens with multiple perspectives on world events and cultures.
The National Writing Project (NWP) is the nation’s largest educator network dedicated to writing and teaching of writing. NWP is creating the American Creed Youth Publishing Site, which will open in February 2018 and continue to collect writing, media and art from teens and young adults throughout the summer. Sign up here to receive updates and news about educator resources and opportunities related to American Creed.
Facing History and Ourselves empowers teachers and students to examine complex moments in human history and recognize and stand up to racism, prejudice, and intolerance. Facing History will host a series of Community Conversations and a Student Essay Contest focused on the film and its central themes, in order to teach young people that national identity, history, culture, community, and civic participation are inextricably connected. For more on our Community Conversation series and upcoming student essay contest, presented in partnership with The Allstate Foundation, visit facinghistory.org/together.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. CPB is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting and the largest single source of funding for public radio, television, and related online and mobile services. CPB’s mission is to ensure universal access to non-commercial, high-quality content and telecommunications services. It does so by distributing more than 70% of its funding to nearly 1,500 locally owned public radio and television stations.