Sommer Filmworks' new documentary COUNT ME IN highlights an innovative experiment in direct democracy called "participatory budgeting" that gives ordinary Chicagoans direct say over local public projects and monies. COUNT ME IN aired on PBS stations across the nation as well as the PBS WORLD channel in late 2016 and is now available for screenings by community groups, agencies, non-profit groups, public libraries and for the educational market. Contact us for more info at: firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNT ME IN offers an inspiring way to start a dialogue about civic engagement, community development and planning and is ideal for courses in: government • political science • sociology • urban planning
"Count Me In is an insightful and engaging look at how committed residents stepped up to bring real democracy to underserved neighborhoods in Chicago. It is sure to spark debate about the weaknesses of our present governmental system and inspire discussion about the possibilities for more public participation..."
– Dr. Michael Menser, Asst. Professor, Brooklyn College