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Film Discussion Guide

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

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

Inheritance (90 min.)

Premiere Date: December 10, 2008

Photos: Download Here

Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: James Moll Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Critical Acclaim | Press Release Emmy Award Win


James Moll
James Moll

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Critical Acclaim

Powerful... Throughout, Mr. Moll illustrates the narrative with a remarkable collection of archival materials. Then, just when you think he has wrung all the emotions out... the women jolt you again, describing how the wartime experiences affected their loved ones for decades after.”

— Neil Genzlinger
The New York Times

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