We the People: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monáe to teach civics with Netflix
James R | On 20, Jun 2021
Netflix is teaching US civics this July with new series We the People this July.
Combining music and animation to educate a new generation of young Americans about the power of the people, We the People is a series of 10 animated music videos that covers a range of basic US civics in not-so-basic ways. Set to original songs performed by artists such as HER, Janelle Monáe, Brandi Carlile, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Lambert, Cordae, Bebe Rexha, KYLE, Andra Day, and poet Amanda Gorman, with a groundbreaking mix of animated styles — each episode of We the People is an exuberant call to action for everyone to rethink civics as a living, breathing thing and to reframe their understanding of what government and citizenship mean in a modern world.
The series premieres on Sunday 4th July on Netflix world, with the first episode available now on YouTube for free. Read on for the trailer, plus the first episode.
We the People is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.