1787. A long, humid Philadelphia summer. The government of the United States of America is on the verge of collapse.
We The People forges a vivid drama from the events surrounding one of the most significant moments in world history. The leading citizens of a recently independent United States of America, menaced by the powers of Europe and reeling from internal rebellion, gather together to save the Union. Founding fathers Benjamin Franklin, James Madison and George Washington are forced to argue out the fundamental principles of their new nation and establish the foundations of the constitution, which the United States still lives within today.
Best known for his controversial best sellers Fast Food Nation (now a major film) and Reefer Madness, Eric Schlosser is one of America's most exciting contemporary historians. We The People is directed by Charlotte Westenra who recently received critical acclaim for her production of Kiss of the Spiderwoman at the Donmar Warehouse.