In David Garrigus' upcoming feature film 1787, leading authors and historians tell the story of the US Constitution's creation. Acclaimed actors bring the words of the Founders to life. 1787 promises to entertain while providing a deeper understanding of America's essential history.
The project is filmmaker David Garrigus’ second major historical documentary after his award-winning PBS two-hour Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers’ Journey of Invention featuring Neil Armstrong and John Glenn. Six years in the making, Kitty Hawk is widely recognized as the best documentary to tell the story of how the airplane was invented.
"It's hard to understand American society and politics without understanding the Constitution."
—Michael Klarman, Harvard Law School Constitutional Historian, from 1787
1787 tells the stories of how and why the Framers created the Constitution. Top scholars explain the Framers' process and their fateful decisions, which are so integral to our world today. 
"We all care deeply about the Constitution but I was long an adult before I truly understood how it works. More than a decade in the making, now anyone can know what happened in 1787 simply by watching an entertaining film."
—David Garrigus, filmmaker
• Compelling origin story
• Engaging and dramatic action and cinematography
• Impeccable scholarship
• Patriotic, civic responsible
• Nonpartisan, transcends politics
The US Constitution has been amended 27 times but the original 1787 document still dictates the dynamics of federal and state governments in ways that most Americans don’t fully understand. 
The 1787 Constitution is arguably at the core of everything that is great about American democracy but democracy only works well when citizens understand how government works.
"A people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives."
—James Madison, 8/4/1822
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