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The Reunited States

Premiered January 6, 2022

At a time when America is ripping apart at the seams, “The Reunited States” is a powerful and urgent documentary that follows four everyday heroes on the difficult journey of bridging our political and racial divides. Based on the book of the same name, the film urges us to consider that everyone has a role to play in reuniting the country.

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At a time when America is ripping apart at the seams, "The Reunited States" is a powerful and urgent documentary that follows four everyday heroes on the difficult journey of bridging our political and racial divides.

Susan Bro’s daughter Heather Heyer was killed when a car drove through a crowd of counter protestors at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. Now Susan dedicates her life to the issues of inequality and injustice that her daughter died for.

Independent politician Greg Orman believes the way to break our gridlock is to create a third force in our politics, but he faces an uphill battle earning constituents’ votes in his race to be governor of Kansas.

Steven Olikara, the son of immigrants, founded the Millenial Action Project and works tirelessly to build a coalition of bi-partisan lawmakers across to transform government.

David Leaverton used to work in Republican politics as an operative fomenting division to win campaigns. Now, he and his wife Erin set off on an journey across all fifty states in an RV to find out what is causing our divisions… and how to heal from them.

Inspired by the book of the same name by Mark Gerzon, "The Reunited States" is a deeply moving portrait of the unsung heroes who have dedicated their lives to depolarization and are providing solutions for the rest of us to do the same. It urges us to consider that everyone has a role to play in reuniting our country.

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