Fifty years after the Civil Rights movement racism is still a top social concern in America. Incidents in Ferguson, Baltimore, and Florida sparked revolutionary protests nationwide and gained international coverage. But is this drama the romanticization of social media, or has America truly regressed in the fight on combating racism? Most would say the latter.The Black Lives Matter movement and its counterpart, the controversial retort, "All Lives Matter" is a public example that equality is not a one size fits all concept. Whites think discrimination against whites is a bigger problem than bias against blacks1. However, this is not just a black and white issue. Only 27 percent of Americans have a favorable view of Muslim Americans post 9/112. And with immigration being a main talking point in the 2016 presidential election many Latino Americans sense there is a lack of empathy for their plight, and have strongly rejected the notion they are of lesser value to this country. So if equality is the goal for all the people, then why are the people's perception of it so conflicting?The film "We the People" addresses the regeneration of racism by visiting communities across the country to see if there is a visceral fear of change. The film's subjects, from a variety of socioeconomic and racial backgrounds, will recount their first experience(s) with racism as a victim or aggressor, and voice their opinion on how racism has evolved in there own region. Does the people's perception align with our nation's critical thinkers' contention that racism is too much of an integral element in American culture to destroy? We the People explores these things with one question in mind: Am I no different from you?
Selected by: The Film Network
Kristin R. Thomas has accomplished more within the state lines of North Carolina than what often takes many within the L.A. city limits years to accomplish. From precocious film buff as a child to a self-made film student in college, with a voracious appetite for knowledge of the celluloid kind, is it no wonder that Thomas now calls the shots at her own production company: MountainGirl Productions. Right out of college at Appalachian State University, Thomas got a job at Cutters Production as a Production Assistant and Executive Assistant. While working at Cutters Productions, Kristin knew her heart belonged to films. In faith, Thomas quit her job and the next day started working as a Producer for a feature film. Not looking back, Kristin Thomas started producing Independent films and specializing in product placement for films, television, web series, Broadway plays, photo shoots and music concerts. Thomas is the Executive Producer for an upcoming LGBT travel web series "Trip Out" and also Executive Producer for upcoming International television series "The World's Most Dangerous Race." Kristin continues to provide product placement and corporate sponsors to filmmakers and event coordinators around the world for ALL Audiences