We Are Superman is the story of the American urban core in a time when racism has gone underground, prejudice is glossed over, and progress is built on the backs of the poor. The film is an emotional testament to a select few who are working tirelessly in the heart of America in Kansas City at the corner of 31 Street and Troost Avenue; working to transform a dividing line into a gathering place.
A Catholic nun is restoring imagination back into the minds of abandoned children. An Orthodox Priest is providing reconciliation to an age old division. An old-time engineer has abandoned his cushy career to reengage despondent and broken fathers back into the lives of their families and communities. A young, zealous pioneer is leading a movement against legal theft from the pockets of the poor. She is standing up against one of the largest lobbyists in the state of Missouri.
It is the story America has been waiting for. A community has stopped waiting on the next elected official, board of directors, or MIA policy maker to come and save them. Instead they are gathering the people, they are standing united together and saying with one resounding voice: We Are Superman. This is their story.
One of the Chamber’s Big 5 initiatives is to revitalize our urban neighborhoods. KCPT’s The Local Show aired a special, 90-minute program to focus on this idea by featuring the documentary WE ARE SUPERMAN: THE TRANSFORMATION OF 31ST AND TROOST, as well as profiling Troost businesses Hoop Dog Studio, Best Deal, and others.