The American Question

In February 2020, Kicklighter completed principal photography on his multi-year documentary The American Question, which began post-production in June 2020.

Following numerous subjects since December 2016, the film examines the root of American polarization and the repercussions of eroded civic institutions, public trust and leadership. 

Guided by an all-star lineup of experts, including Amy Chua (Day of Empire), Colin Woodard (American Nations), Yuval Levin (The Fractured Republic) and Yascha Mounk (The People vs. Democracy), we examine the broader arc of history and discover new revelations about the shared values system that binds society together in times of triumph and turmoil.

Kicklighter directs The American Question with a creative team including producer Guy Seemann, an international political consultant, and editors J.D. Sievertson ("Cosmos," "The Story of God with Morgan Freeman") and Carlos Puga, the Emmy-award winning producer of MTV’s “True Life,” and recent SXSW Jury Award Winner and Sundance Jury Nominee. 

The American Question

In February 2020, Kicklighter completed principal photography on his multi-year documentary The American Question, which began post-production in June 2020.

Following numerous subjects since December 2016, the film examines the root of American polarization and the repercussions of eroded civic institutions, public trust and leadership. 

Guided by an all-star lineup of experts, including Amy Chua (Day of Empire), Colin Woodard (American Nations), Yuval Levin (The Fractured Republic) and Yascha Mounk (The People vs. Democracy), we examine the broader arc of history and discover new revelations about the shared values system that binds society together in times of triumph and turmoil.

Kicklighter directs The American Question with a creative team including producer Guy Seemann, an international political consultant, and editors J.D. Sievertson ("Cosmos," "The Story of God with Morgan Freeman") and Carlos Puga, the Emmy-award winning producer of MTV’s “True Life,” and recent SXSW Jury Award Winner and Sundance Jury Nominee. 

The American Question

In February 2020, Kicklighter completed principal photography on his multi-year documentary The American Question, which began post-production in June 2020.

Following numerous subjects since December 2016, the film examines the root of American polarization and the repercussions of eroded civic institutions, public trust and leadership. 

Guided by an all-star lineup of experts, including Amy Chua (Day of Empire), Colin Woodard (American Nations), Yuval Levin (The Fractured Republic) and Yascha Mounk (The People vs. Democracy), we examine the broader arc of history and discover new revelations about the shared values system that binds society together in times of triumph and turmoil.

Kicklighter directs The American Question with a creative team including producer Guy Seemann, an international political consultant, and editors J.D. Sievertson ("Cosmos," "The Story of God with Morgan Freeman") and Carlos Puga, the Emmy-award winning producer of MTV’s “True Life,” and recent SXSW Jury Award Winner and Sundance Jury Nominee. 

The American Question

In February 2020, Kicklighter completed principal photography on his multi-year documentary The American Question, which began post-production in June 2020.

Following numerous subjects since December 2016, the film examines the root of American polarization and the repercussions of eroded civic institutions, public trust and leadership. 

Guided by an all-star lineup of experts, including Amy Chua (Day of Empire), Colin Woodard (American Nations), Yuval Levin (The Fractured Republic) and Yascha Mounk (The People vs. Democracy), we examine the broader arc of history and discover new revelations about the shared values system that binds society together in times of triumph and turmoil.

Kicklighter directs The American Question with a creative team including producer Guy Seemann, an international political consultant, and editors J.D. Sievertson ("Cosmos," "The Story of God with Morgan Freeman") and Carlos Puga, the Emmy-award winning producer of MTV’s “True Life,” and recent SXSW Jury Award Winner and Sundance Jury Nominee. 

Trailer

Trailer

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Press

The Chicago Tribune  Kicklighter says, "People exist now in their own bubbles of isolation, where it’s much easier for folks to peg others as enemies because “we’re only listening to things, finding things and sharing things that only substantiate what we already believe."

 

The Chicago Tribune  Kicklighter says, "People exist now in their own bubbles of isolation, where it’s much easier for folks to peg others as enemies because “we’re only listening to things, finding things and sharing things that only substantiate what we already believe."

The Chicago Tribune  Kicklighter says, "People exist now in their own bubbles of isolation, where it’s much easier for folks to peg others as enemies because “we’re only listening to things, finding things and sharing things that only substantiate what we already believe."

 

The Chicago Tribune

Kicklighter says, "People exist now in their own bubbles of isolation, where it’s much easier for folks to peg others as enemies because “we’re only listening to things, finding things and sharing things that only substantiate what we already believe."

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