This month we’re hosting three documentary screenings and discussions, including two online events you can take part in from the comfort of your own home.
Join us online viewing and live chats
The first event takes place Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 4 to 5 p.m. and is an online viewing and live chat of our original American Graduate documentary, NPT Reports: Choice or Chance?
The ability of parents to send their children to schools of their choice is at the heart of modern-day school reform efforts. But increasingly, public school choice has become a divisive concept — splitting communities among those who want students to attend any school that fits their needs and interests, and those who want a return to neighborhood schools attended primarily by children from the surrounding area and ZIP code. NPT looks at school choice in Nashville, how it has evolved and what it means to students, parents and the Nashville community.
If you are concerned about what kind of school will work best for your child or if you are interested in education issues generally. All you have to do is click here to watch the documentary and then type your comments (you can log in anonymously) or simply follow the discussion. Jo Ann Scalf, NPT’s senior director of education and community engagement, will moderate this online discussion.
On Tuesday, Jan. 26, we’ll host an online viewing and live chat of Aging Matters: Healthy Aging, from 12 to 12:45 p.m. This documentary examines the pursuit of health and well-being as we age from the perspective of experts as well as seniors who have found new leases on life. What is it about age that changes how we understand health? Two thirds of Medicare beneficiaries live with more than one chronic disease. But health is more than healthcare. The things that matter most in life, are the same whether you are 65, 95, or 25 – community, meaningful relationships, and a sense of purpose.
NPT producer Will Pedigo, the documentary’s creator, will moderate the discussion. Healthy Aging is the sixth and most recent documentary in our Aging Matters series. Register or sign in here.
In the community
Join us Saturday, Jan. 23, at Nashville Public Library’s main branch for a free Indie Lens Pop-Up event featuring a screening and panel discussion of In Football We Trust, a documentary about the challenges faced by high school football players of Polynesian descent. The film follows four young athletes as they navigate family, football and the future. Click here for more information.
In Football We Trust airs on Independent Lens, Monday, Jan. 25, at 9 p.m.
For more information about NPT’s events, please visit wnpt.org/events.