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Watch a Film - Start a Dialogue - Make Peace Happen
20,000 Dialogues is a nationwide initiative that uses films to facilitate dialogue about Muslims and Islam. Watch the video to learn more.

Unity Productions Foundation

20,000 Dialogues is the primary outreach effort of Unity Productions Foundation (UPF), a non-profit 501(c) 3 educational and film productions company. We work for peace through the media by producing films that tell stories about Muslims in history and contemporary society. These films become the centerpiece for dialogue and discussion programs in classrooms, museums, community organizations, and public institutions.

20,000 Dialogues: Talking About UPF Films

The idea of 20,000 Dialogues started after the release of UPF's first film, Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet. People around the world viewed and discussed the film in their efforts to understand Muslims and build relationships after 9/11. The 20,000 Dialogues initiative was launched in August 2007 with the national PBS broadcast of UPF's Cities of Light.

20,000 Dialogues now offers seven more UPF films:


UPF's Award-Winning Films

Year after year, UPF's films are recognized for excellence:

Several of UPF's films have received national television broadcast on PBS. Worldwide, UPF's films have been seen by an estimated 150 million people.

  • 6 CINE Golden Eagle Awards
  • 10 ITVA Peer Awards
  • 4 Grand Goldies
  • 5 Telly Awards
  • 2 Communicator Awards
  • Winner of the 2010 Media That Matters Award
  • Best Documentary at the 2007 American Black Film Festival
  • Winner of the Newark Black Film Festival's 2008 Paul Robeson Award
  • Best Documentary at the 2007 ITVA Peer awards and Goldie Awards
  • Official Selection in almost 2 dozen film festivals around the world

Several of UPF's films have received national television broadcast on PBS. Worldwide, UPF's films have been seen by an estimated 150 million people.