Films and Video
Viewing and discussion programs that present documentary or independent films related to the Building Common Ground themes, followed by a facilitated discussion can bring audiences together to explore meaningful issues and understand and relate to each other.
The following video galleries contain an array of viewing materials that range from video shorts to full-length documentary films. Libraries are encourage to incorporate video content into their program plans to create multi-media elements to Building Common Ground series.
Libraries may use the provocative video shorts provided as added texture to book discussions or context setting for facilitated discussions; the weighty feature length Forgiveness documentaries as a centerpiece for additional multi-format programming, and other video content, such as Krista Tippet’s TED talk as springboards to larger discussions of community issues. Libraries are encouraged to explore the wealth of film and video content recommended in the Video Galleries to create their multiformat Building Common Ground program series.