The Story of America is a unique project to both document the story of our divided nation in 2013, and engage those with the power to heal these divisions – the people – in the transforming power of storytelling and dialogue. We are focusing particular attention to the Moral Monday movement and the political struggle in North Carolina for the feature documentary. The fight here involves many fundamental divisions in America including election laws/voting rights, influence of money in politics, the role of government in our lives, racial divisions, demographic shifts, and economic policies/income inequality. In North Carolina, we see a story of a state and its people that is dramatically divided, yet yearning for a sense of unity and hope. We hope that our videos, screenings and discussions may contribute to healing the divide.
Directed by: Annabelle Park and Eric Byler