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.

A map of the film’s screening tour

Sunny icon = Screening. Red pin = Review.


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Note on the map: If you click on links from within the map, it will take you to the new page. If you click on ‘View Larger Map’ link under the map, it takes you to a larger map page and loads the links in a new window.

See the a list of the individual venues or visit the original 2008 website.