The people are aching for solutions to our broken democracy.

The film explores possible ways to restore confidence in democracy as we transition into the digital age, by chronicling the stories of ordinary Americans working to rebuild trust and reduce hyper-partisanship in our political system. From nuts-and-bolts election reform efforts to inventing new civic institutions that combat the impact of social media, this journey is a reminder that survival is a collective obligation. 


Kevin Bowe is a freelance journalist and Executive Producer of Story Crafters, a video production company that specializes in examining broad social issues from the perspective of personal stories. Kevin produced two short films, Honoring Ken about the impact of Alzheimer’s and Bringing History Home, an oral history of World War II. He also produced a 50-part web series, “Stories from New Hampshire” about the 2016 Presidential race, which also served as the back drop to his first feature Democracy Through the Looking Glass. The film won awards from the Impact DOCS Awards Competition, the Boston International Film Festival, the IndieFEST Film Awards and was named Best First Time Director at the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival.