The Reunited States is a new documentary out now and Mel talks with the filmmaker and one of the people in the documentary.
Susan Bro’s story was heartbreaking. Her daughter was at a protest in Charlottesville and someone drove through the crowd and she was hit and killed.
Ben Rekhi, filmmaker, says part of the reason we are here is that we’re not able to see and hear each other again. He says we are watching two different media ecosystems, two different realities that we live in but then we live right next door to each other and it is taking a toll on all of us personally and so the question becomes not how to I change their mind to come around to my point of view, but what can I do to understand where they are coming from. He says we still might not agree on policy, but we at least understand the humanity of each other. He says if we can do that, we can right the ship we can turn the course around
Rehki says the film is The Reunited States and 90 minutes of hope and love but we really want this to be the first step and their website provides tools for people on how to have these conversations with friends and family about politics.
The documentary is streaming now on Amazon, iTunes and VOD platforms.