Documentary Candidate Form
Thank you for taking the time to fill out this form. It will take about 15 minutes.

This documentary will examine how religious and political ideology affect people's lives and relationships. It will take a deep look at the similarities between religious and political ideologies, how these ideologies spread and indoctrinate adherents, how people come to believe what they do and what this means for our personal lives as well as for society as a whole

Each documentary subject will be taught some of the tools and techniques from Peter Boghossian's new book How to Have Impossible Conversations with the intention of helping them improve their conversations by making them more productive and congenial.

We are looking for a wide array of documentary subjects with a few key factors in common. These factors include:

1. Holding political and/or religious beliefs that conflict with your friends, family or community at large.

2. Ability to still talk with those who disagree with you.

3. Interest in attempting to maintain relationships with friends, family and co-workers across political and religious divides.

4. A conversation partner (ideally a family member or friend) willing to speak with you on camera.

5. Living in the Pacific Northwest.

Ultimately, this form will help us get a better understanding of your particular situation and whether or not you'd be a good candidate for our documentary. We will choose 4-5 people as subjects for this documentary, which will require a few days of filming per person and may be spread out over a period of time. We hope for it to be a simultaneously challenging and quite rewarding experience.

*Unfortunately, documentary subjects cannot be paid.
Email address *
Name *
Age *
City and State (must live in the PNW) *
Are you willing to be filmed in discussion on political and/or religious topics with people close to you or in your close circle of acquaintances? *
Do you believe political polarization is a problem in the U.S.? *
Are you interested in maintaining and strengthening relationships with people who hold opposing political and/or religious beliefs? *
Are you interested in learning techniques that will help you better approach contentious religious and political topics with civility and humility? *
Is there someone in your life you regularly have ideological disagreements with and who would be willing to speak with you for this documentary? *
Have you had a hard time fitting into your present community because of your religious or political beliefs? *
Have you moved from a location because of your religious or political beliefs? *
Does your significant other hold substantially different political or religious views from yours? *
If you answered "Yes" above, please briefly describe their beliefs.
Does your family hold differing political or religious views than you do? *
If you answered "Yes" above, please briefly describe their beliefs.
Do you live in a city whose inhabitants overwhelmingly hold opposing political or religious views to your own? *
If you answered "Yes" above, please briefly state the views you believe most of the city's inhabitants hold that are in opposition to your own.
Do you work in an environment where the majority of the employees hold opposing religious or political views to your own? *
If you answered "Yes" above, please tell us the type of work environment you are in and briefly state the views you believe most of the other employees (or the employer) hold that are in opposition to your own.
Have you ever been or felt excluded from family, work or community gatherings because of your differing religious or political beliefs? *
If you answered "Yes" above, please briefly describe your experience.
Have you found it difficult to date in your area (now or in the past) because you hold religious or political views that differ from the majority of people around you? *
If you answered "Yes" above, please briefly describe your experience.
Are you willing to change your mind on deeply held beliefs if you discover new evidence that conflicts with your current position? *
Who did you vote for in the presidential election of 2016?
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What is your political affiliation? *
How would you describe your political position?
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What is your religious affiliation? *
Tell us one thing about you that people find surprising. *
What gives your life meaning? *
What is a topic you are passionate about that you find people are often unwilling to discuss in an open and honest way? *
Why would you be a good subject for our documentary? *
How did you hear about this project?
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