The Film

“‘An iron hand in a velvet glove’, this documentary offers a cinematic mirror that allows U.S. citizens to see ourselves through the eyes of the world. The image you see in this well done and powerful documentary might surprise you.”

- Godfrey Reggio, Producer, Director Koyaanisqatsi and Qatsi Trilogy


Shot in ten countries, Considering Democracy weaves together seemingly different topics into an interconnected tapestry. People from around the world act as a mirror for Americans to see a reflection of political power in the United States.

Filmmaker Keya Lea Horiuchi traveled around the world asking people about their nations’ policies and about how they view the United States.  Interesting differences between the U.S. and all the other developed countries were found.

There are many resources associated with the film that can help facilitate discussion. There are discussion menus (study guides) as well as links to potential solutions. There are also Supreme Court historical digs to better understand our current times.

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Host a screening party and invite people who might not know about these issues. Begin talking about possible solutions. Together we can get many things accomplished.

Define the change!

Thank you,
Keya Lea Horiuchi

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