April 26, 2017


What Is 'Show Me Democracy?'

Courtesy of Speak Up Productions
Courtesy of Speak Up Productions

Our first We The Dreamers documentary, Show Me Democracy, gives insight into the uprising and outrage in Ferguson, Missouri. Speak Up Productions documents seven St. Louis college students evolving into activists, demanding change through policy and protest and testing the validity of the Margaret Mead quote:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

From the Missouri State Capitol to the Ferguson protests, Show Me Democracy shows us multiple approaches to the power of advocacy.

Part of the documentary takes viewers on a journey of frustration with police brutality and failing school systems. But as interns of the Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis, students exercised their power through policy, initiating efforts to change the balance in their community to combat issues within the state of Missouri. 

Looking at a different perspective, the documentary also follows former Foundation member Brittany, who pushes for change through protests. From their first meeting as a team to Brittany's experience of being tear-gassed on the streets of Ferguson to the group’s visits with Missouri state representatives, Show Me Democracy asks us to examine how a group of committed young students can make a difference in a complex and imperfect system ... and what methods have the most impact.  

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