CRESTVIEW — WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, will present a film screening for "American Creed."

The event — set 7–9 p.m. Thursday at the Elegant Vue Event Center, 544 Main St., Crestview — is free to attend.

However, attendees need to register at

Around the country, people are talking about how Americans are divided as a nation. The documentary asks the question, "In a fractured nation, what ideals do we share in common?"

Two collaborators, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, teamed up to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed.

Through stories from around the country, the documentary wrestles with immigration and assimilation; the dwindling economic prospects of many people in a nation that aspires to opportunity for all; the notion that individual ambition and achievement can raise up communities; and the meaning of citizenship and the challenge of meaningful civic participation and dialogue.

WSRE was one of 10 public television stations selected for hosting community events in conjunction with the film’s national premiere.

The station is offering three ways to join the national conversation sparked by this film:

A storytelling project going on now through March 1

The free film screening of "American Creed" on Thursday in Crestview

A Public Square Speakers Series screening featuring Tegan Griffith and Terrence Davenport (from the film) on Feb. 20 in Pensacola

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