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Film Discussion Guide

Download the discussion guide for the documentary A Family Undertaking and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

A Family Undertaking: 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 this documentary 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.

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Film Information

A Family Undertaking (60 min.)

Premiere Date: August 3, 2004

Encore Broadcast Date: Aug. 14, 2007

Photos: Download Here

Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Elizabeth Westrate Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Fact Sheet | Press Release


Elizabeth Westrate
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Critical Acclaim

An intimate and fascinating film.”

— Aaron Barnhart
Kansas City Star

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