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Download the discussion guide for the documentary 15 to Life: Kenneth's Story and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

15 to Life: Kenneth's Story: Discussion Guide

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This guide is an invitation to dialogue. It is based on a belief in the power of human connection, designed for people who want to use 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story to engage family, friends, classmates, colleagues and communities. In contrast to initiatives that foster debates in which participants try to convince others that they are right, this document envisions conversations undertaken in a spirit of openness in which people try to understand one another and expand their thinking by sharing viewpoints and listening actively. The discussion prompts are intentionally crafted to help a wide range of audiences think more deeply about the issues in the film. Rather than attempting to address them all, choose one or two that best meet your needs and interests. And be sure to leave time to consider taking action. Planning next steps can help people leave the room feeling energized and optimistic, even in instances when conversations have been difficult.
For more detailed event planning and facilitation tips, visit www.pbs.org/pov/engage.

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Film Information

15 to Life: Kenneth's Story (60 min.)

Premiere Date: August 4, 2014

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Nadine Pequeneza Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release | Season Announcement | Fact Sheet | Critical Acclaim

Filmmaker

Nadine Pequeneza
Nadine Pequeneza
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Critical Acclaim

Harrowing... Depicts a justice system that only perpetuates the sort of violence it was intended to keep in check.

— Nina Liss-Schultz, Mother Jones

Incredibly important.

— Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC

This little gem... does a fine job of using one very human story to make a larger point about the criminal justice system.

— Erin Sullivan, Orlando Weekly

Powerful... Moving.

— Bob Herbert, "Op-Ed.TV"

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