Illinois Capitol Forum on America’s Future is a yearlong program that creates a foundation for high school students’ long-term civic engagement. Guided by their teachers, students use case studies and readings to make decisions that address human rights issues taking place in their own communities and the world.
This film is an observation and exploration of the journey of a group of high school students through a variety of significant and relevant topics, such as: genocide, immigration, nuclear proliferation, terrorism, climate change and the U.S. role in a changing world. The narrative is delivered exclusively through the words of the students and teachers involved. It’s their story and their gift to us.
Illinois Humanities invites Illinois high schools – public and private, upstate and downstate – to apply for the program. ilhumanities.org/program/capitol-forum-on-americas-future/
Produced and directed by David Cain (umedia.net) and by Illinois Humanities in partnership with The Choices Program Brown University, Illinois State University Department of History, and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. Music by Wertico Cain & Gray (werticocainandgray.com) © 2017 Illinois Humanities / UMEDIA, Inc.