Past Event

WTTW Premiere of "Count Me In" Documentary

Image from Count Me In filmAt a time when voter frustration is mounting, there’s finally a good news story about money and voting: Count Me In highlights an innovative experiment in direct democracy that gives ordinary Chicagoans direct say over local public projects and monies. Pioneered in Chicago, participatory budgeting is rapidly spreading across the country and even the White House recently made it one of its key recommendations for open government.

The first in-depth documentary about this burgeoning national movement, Count Me In tells the compelling character-based stories of regular Chicagoans who are rolling up their sleeves to make an impact in their neighborhoods.

Watch the premiere of this documentary on Thursday, November 3rd at 8p on WTTW11.

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This film is funded in part by Illinois Humanities through it Community Grants program. Learn more about our Community Grants program. See other documentaries we’ve funded.