By Maria Del Aguila & Donny T. West
People are talking about how Americans are politically divided. It is timely that the new documentary film “American Creed” asks, “In a fractured nation, what ideals do we share in common?”
The first public viewing will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15 in the Elegant Vue Event Center, located at 544 Main St. in Crestview.
A second event will take place at the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio on the Pensacola State College campus at 1000 College Blvd. at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20. A panel discussion and Q&A will follow the film.
The documentary will then premiere Feb. 27 on PBS stations nationwide.
“American Creed” will feature a diverse group of Americans such as baseball manager Joe Maddon, Marine veteran Tegan Griffith as well as principal and activist Deidre Prevett. Hosted by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and historian David Kennedy, the film is expected to have a unifying message for everyone.
In conjunction with the film, WSRE is sponsoring a Digital Storytelling competition for the public to share personal stories about what it means to be an American. Prizes include a public viewing of submitted videos and WSRE swag. The deadline for submissions is March 1.
For more information on the film or campaign, visit wsre.org/events/ american-creed.