What happens to a nation when you declare the death of its most shared belief? We set out to explore a dying American Dream and instead found a glimmer of hope.
THE AMERICAN QUESTION is about the social and political divide in America. With footage of Americans from all backgrounds and the testimony of dozens of experts, the film is going to reveal the real issues that are leading to our modern divisions to a widespread audience of Americans. The story is apolitical and explores the divisions between different groups of citizens: rich vs. poor, educated vs. uneducated, religions, business interests, communities and people of different political viewpoints. Through exploring the basic constructs of societies from a historical perspective, dipping back into ancient societies to the present day, we will set a context for how value systems are created and why they matter. This will present a cautionary tale for what could happen if we do not bridge the divide within our country, and indeed, the divides between international “city-nations” like Los Angeles, New York, London and Beijing, who have little in common with places even one hour outside of their boundaries.
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JAMES KICKLIGHTER, DIRECTOR
JAMES KICKLIGHTER is a multi-award-winning writer/director whose work has been recognized by the numerous international press outlets, including The Hollywood Reporter, The Times of India, Film Courage and Film InkAustralia. He was the Film Director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign in Virginia. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Department of Communication Arts at Georgia Southern University, his alma mater, where he was recently chosen out of over 30,000 living graduates to be listed on the inaugural “40 Under 40 Alumni” for “impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors.”
GUY SEEMANN, PRODUCER
GUY SEEMANN has worked in government and political campaigns since the age of 16. He is an entrepreneur and community leader. He has lived all around the world including directing development work in Haiti (post-earthquake), Australia and is currently in Israel. He was a political journalist for a year and a half and worked in the US Senate as an aide. He worked on Middle East national security strategy while in the Israeli government and most recently became an entrepreneur by developing his own startup company in drug discovery. He also started a nonprofit dedicated to the performing arts.