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Created by Chris Nee and executive produced by Nee, Kenya Barris, and Barack and Michelle Obama, WE THE PEOPLE covers a range of basic U.S. civic lessons in not-so-basic ways. Set to original songs performed by Janelle Monáe, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brandi Carlile, Cordae, Bebe Rexha, Kyle and inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, each episode showcases a groundbreaking mix of animated styles. WE THE PEOPLE promises to be a vibrant call to action for everyone to rethink civics as a living and breathing thing, and to reframe their understanding of what government and citizenship mean in a modern world.

This world premiere special event will explore the expansion of the non-fiction form of filmmaking and the healing the nation through a celebration of civics and cinema with a conversation moderated by The Washington Post’s Managing Editor for Diversity and Inclusion, Krissah Thompson.


Shorts screening in this special event include THE FIRST AMENDMENT, TAXES and TFEDERAL VS. STATE POWER.

  • Year
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
  • Director
    Mabel Ye
  • Screenwriter
    Brandi Carlile
  • Producer
    Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth; Courtesy of Elektra Records
  • Executive Producer
    Barack and Michelle Obama, Tonia Davis, Priya Swaminathan, Chris Nee, Kenya Barris
  • Music
    Brandi Carlile