Crossing the Divide Film

Crossing the Divide: Seeking Out Stories that Need to be Heard

“We need to hear from corners of America we haven’t heard from. I want you to go out with a mission, to seek out voices we’re not hearing. ”
— Charles Sennott, Founder, The Groundtruth Project


In 2017, five early-career reporters set out on a two-and-a-half month journey across America to explore the issues that divide us and discover the stories that unite us. 

Narrative 4 was along for the ride, facilitating story exchange workshops in five partner high schools: High School of Commerce in Springfield, Massachusetts; Floyd Central High School in Floyd County, Kentucky; St. Louis Park High School in St. Louis Park, Minnesota; Two Eagle River School in Pablo, Montana; and Fremont High School in Oakland, California.

While the divisons explored in the film are still present today, so is N4’s mission to build bridges and connect communities across difference.

We hope you’ll watch the film and check out our interview with WGBH’s Rachel Rohr and Hillary Wells.

For more on Crossing the Divide visit https://xthedivide.org/.