To Kill a Mockingbird Film & Discussion

Movies help us experience and understand each other and the world around us. They educate and enlighten us. And, they can lead to meaningful and much-needed discourse. Lights, Camera, Civics! hopes to be a catalyst for such conversations. Not only is there division in our country and state over a multitude of issues, there is within our own communities a clear lack of connection among people of different ages and viewpoints. For these reasons, New Hampshire Humanities has awarded a grant to the NH Institute for Civics Education for film screenings to generate multigenerational conversations about law, justice, and civics. The film chosen this year is To Kill a Mockingbird. Local teams made up of a lawyer, a teacher, and a high school student will lead the discussions. For this showing, the educator is Kimberly Schmidl-Gagne of Keene State College and the attorney is Alexander Parsons, a public defender.