Mission and Vision
The mission of Unity Productions Foundation (UPF) is to create peace through the media. A nonprofit organization founded in 1999, UPF produces documentary films for television broadcast, online viewing, and theatrical release. UPF also implements long-term educational campaigns aimed at increasing understanding between people of different faiths and cultures, especially between Muslims and other faiths. We are convinced of the power of media to empower citizens with greater understanding and to nourish pluralism in America and around the world.
UPF films have been viewed by an estimated 150 million people worldwide and have won dozens of national awards.
UPF uses these films as a platform and catalyst to discuss important topics of today. Since 2008, over 20,000 group discussions have been launched through UPF¹s program 20,000 Dialogues (www.20000dialogues.org), based in Washington, DC. We have partnered with prominent Jewish, Muslim, Christian and interfaith groups to run dialogues nationwide ‹ with more than 80,000 participants in classrooms, community centers, living rooms, government offices and religious congregations. Evaluations of 20,000 Dialogues demonstrate the power of film-based dialogues to break down stereotypes and enhance understanding.
Through our UPF-supported MOST Resource Center, based in Hollywood, UPF works with the larger entertainment industry, providing expert advice and storylines to mainstream producers, writers, directors, studios, and video-game producers who are creating television programming and feature films concerning Muslims and Islam.
UPF is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization (EIN/tax ID number 77-0519274). Your donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.