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

Following Sean: 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

Following Sean (90 min.)

Premiere Date: July 31, 2007

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Trailer: Link

Filmmaker: Ralph Arlyck Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Critical Acclaim | Fact Sheet | Press Release

Filmmaker

Ralph Arlyck
Ralph Arlyck

I was living in the Haight, and there was this wonderful, precocious, audacious four-year-old living upstairs from me. I was a film student at the time, and I needed a project, so I decided to film him.”

— Ralph Arlyck, Filmmaker

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Critical Acclaim

You will be deeply, quietly moved.”

— Ann Hornaday
The Washington Post