THE 2043 PROJECT PREVIEW tells stories about our country’s journey from Civil Rights towards greater Human Rights. As our nation becomes more mixed race, more blended, the demographic and cultural shifts in our society create dynamic new stories about who we as a people are, have been, and can be together as a democracy. Colin Powell calls that a “time when we can all be Americans” without hyphenations. THE 2043 PROJECT will be based, in part, on the legacy of the immortal EYES ON THE PRIZE series and other titles. It will be available on all digital platforms, including theatrical.
Proposed Component #1: A National Call to Action
- In 2015 social media helped to expose the indiscriminate use of deadly force by law enforcement officers. It has also led the campaign for the recognition of same-sex marriage as a human right. The 2043 Media Project reflects the country’s shifting political and social cross-currents. The Media Policy Center proposes a weeklong National Community Outreach Event honoring the 50th anniversary of the successful passage of Civil and Voting Rights legislation inaugurates THE 2043 PROJECT. Selected episodes of Eyes on the Prize, with Discussion Work Book, can be the centerpiece of the week.
Proposed Component #2: A Right to Rise
- A RIGHT TO RISE, a feature-length documentary for movie theatres and online on-demand video streaming, will send multiple crews around the country to ask how the civil rights revolution has changed individual lives. From President Barack Obama to those entering Kindergarten and celebrating MLK Day for the first time, our camera crews will ask our citizens how they have been—and are being—affected by the hope and reality of MLK’s “I Have A Dream”. We will profile the most compelling stories, weaving contrapuntal archival materials as appropriate.
Proposed Component #3: Eyes on 2043, Stories About Ourselves
- THE 2043 PROJECT SERIES will focus on the changing demographics in America. The stories produced about individuals, communities and groups will be based on research and evolving analysis from the interconnected worlds of ethnicity, economics, demography, education, immigration, gender, culture, media, politics, and public policy. The Series will illuminate the personalities and the dynamic forces forming new electoral majorities pressing for greater democratic change. The content will be repurposed for NPR and online on-demand video distribution. The series will most likely be in a magazine format available in broadcast mode and through video streaming. Each segment will be uploaded into shorter digital modules best suited for viewing on cell phones, iPads, and computers.
For more information, please contact the Media Policy Center.