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Is the American Experiment Still Viable? A Film Watch List


In support of “Is the American Experiment Still Viable?” – a Virtual Hill to Hill event presented by the Center for the Study of American Democracy (CSAD) and the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at Kenyon College –the Gund Gallery, in collaboration with CSAD, has assembled a list of films centered on the topics to be discussed over the next few weeks. 

We want to know what movies influenced your political views? What films would you add to this list? Please share your suggestions and thoughts at #americanexperimentfilms 

Our suggestions include:   

Left, Right and Center (September 29, 2020)

Race, Identity and Contesting the “Real” America  (October 6, 2020)

Law, Order, Justice and Democracy (October 13, 2020)

America in the World (October 20, 2020)

Information, Misinformation, Disinformation  (October 27, 2020)


Image: Film Still from Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939.

Chris Fahlman

I recently watched again Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and, although simplistic and dated, this film made me wonder if having strong values and being naive might not be a perfect antidote to today’s sad circumstances.

3 years ago