As cultural and religious diversity gives a population strength, it may also give rise to tensions and misperceptions. One Chicago, One Nation is a first-of-its-kind regional initiative to engage our region’s 400,000 Muslims with other culturally diverse residents, as a critical step toward overcoming tensions. This collaborative unites people of all cultures, faiths, and social backgrounds for the common good through digital storytelling, community conversations, leadership development and innovative philanthropy.
Building America Together: Film Contest Winners
To inspire storytelling that breaks down barriers, One Chicago, One Nation hosted an online film contest in spring 2010. Filmmakers nationwide submitted 5-minute videos for a chance to win up to $25,000 at a gala premiere at Millennium Park, featuring judges Harry Belafonte, Bill Curtis, and Steve Edwards of Chicago Public Radio. To view all the winning films, visit http://www.linktv.org/onechicago/winners.
Grand Prize Winner:
"1700% Project: Mistaken For Muslim" by Anida Yoeu Ali