AMERICA, 1786. Ten years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. England wages a new war of unfair trade and tariffs. Bickering and jealousy fracture the once-united states.
But a handful of brilliant men -- James Madison, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin -- lead a political battle to create a new form of government, one that will establish the standard of self-government in the eyes of the world.
"A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation" is the first comprehensive recreation of those stirring, heated debates during the sweltering summer of 1787. Filmed on location at Independence Hall, Williamsburg, Va., and other historical sites, it dramatically chronicles how America became a nation and those underlying principles that guard our freedoms today.
In 1990 KBYU-TV released its feature film dramatization of the events of the Constitutional Convention of 1787. "A More Perfect Union" was shown initially on PBS nationwide and was viewed by almost 2.5 million people. It has received several gold and silver awards in national and international film festivals, including a prestigious Emmy Award presented by the Rocky Mountain Region.
"A More Perfect Union" makes us witnesses to the Constitutional Convention -- that long, hot summer of struggle to create a new form of free government. It is exciting drama of the best kind -- fact, rather than fiction.
"It brings the history books to life," writes one reviewer. "Dramatic, moving and visually handsome," says another. Officially recognized by the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, who cited the film as being "of exceptional merit."
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
- Run Time: 112 mins